HUA HIN – A 10-year-old girl has been killed and her mother critically injured when their car was hit by a train at an ad hoc rail crossing in Hun Hin district Pol Lt Prasong Jarurat reported Monday.
Pol Lt Prasong Jarurat, a duty officer at Hua Hin police station, said Aumpawan Nuamoon was driving her new Nissan Almera with her daughter in the front seat when her she cut in front of Chumphon-bound train No. 255 on Hua Hin Soi 2, opposite the city’s airport, shortly after noon.
The train slammed into the left side of the car, killing Ms Aumpawan’s daughter instantly and pushing the car 50 meters down the tracks, ASTV-Manager Online reported.
Rescue workers cut the seriously injured Ms Aumpawan and the body of her daughter from the heavily damaged car. Ms Aumpawan was admitted at Hua-Hin Hospital.
Ms Aumpawan’s relatives told police that she worked at a hotel in the resort town and was heading to Phetchaburi’s Cha-am district to run an errand when the accident took place.
Local residents said several train-car collisions have occurred at the crossing at Hua Hin Soi 2 in recent years and they wanted the State Railway of Thailand to install safety systems to reduce accidents.
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