Three motorcyclists died yesterday when they sped into a tow line between a bus and truck in Suphanburi province.
Police this morning charged the truck and bus drivers for recklessness after the riders died at an intersection on Highway No. 340 in Suphanburi’s Si Prachan district, police there said today. Footage of the incident shows a group of bikers speed toward the gap between the vehicles – the truck was towing the disabled bus – when the lead rider peels off just before his three compatriots are clotheslined by the tow line.
Two riders died immediately at the scene. One died later at the hospital. They were part of a large group of nearly 40 riders who had just made merit at Wat Klang Choosri Charoen Suk in neighboring Singburi province, according to Capt. Pisit Pratoomsoot of Si Prachan Police.
Bus driver Nakhon Srimuang told police that his bus had run out of gas so he hired the truck to haul it to the nearest gas station.
Police said they are weighing additional charges.