A Samaritan killed by a taxi as he stopped to help fix a breakdown car

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A good Samaritan was killed by a taxi as he stopped his car to help a motorist change his deflated tyre on the Taksin bridge in Thon Buri Saturday morning.

The victim was identified as Mr Kiartisak Surin, the owner of a Honda Jazz.

It was reported that a Toyota Vios broke down due to a deflated tyre and stopped on the left lane of the Taksin bridge while awaiting for help. Then a Honda Jazz pulled over and stopped behind the first car with the driver, Mr Kiarttisak, alighting from his car to give help.

According to witness accounts, there were three cars parked on the kerbside of the bridge. Out of a sudden, a speeding taxi ploughed into the rear of the third car which slid and rammed into two other cars.

But the force of the impact threw Mr Kiarttisak out of the bridge into asphalted Krung Thonburi road underneath. The victim died from impact from the fall.

The taxi driver, Mr Sucheep Ponpitak, who escaped from the scene later reported himself to the police. He admitted that he didn’t see the parked cars because it was so dark.

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