BANGKOK – Two Indian Tourists have been killed after the van they were travelling in ran into the rear-end of a parked water truck on an elevated road near Suvarnabhumi airport, five other family members were also injured in the accident.
The horrific crash occurred on the five-lane elevated road leading to the entrance of the passenger terminal about 10.45am.
Pol Lt Sumet Tabthong of Suvarnabhumi airport police station, said the passenger van was carrying eight Indian passengers, seven of them from the same family, and was heading to the airport.
According to the Bangkok Post the driver, Jakkrit Silawong, 24, failed to avoid hitting a six-wheel water truck with warning lights turned on parked in the far right-hand lane.
The van ran into the parked truck. The force of the collision set the back of the truck on fire and the van richocheted into the middle lane .
The water truck had a sign saying “landscape maintenance of Suvarnabhumi airport”. It was parked with flashing lights on while the crew were watering trees under the elevated road.
The van driver and two Indian passengers from the same family, one aged 68 and the other 29, died at the scene.
Pol Lt Sumet Tabthong said Jakkrit was driving at high speed and failed to move over into the left lane in time to avoid the parked water truck. Surviving passengers will be questioned later to help ascertain the cause of the accident.