An eight months old baby was crushed to death by a truck in front of the parent’s house in Samut Prakan while baby was in walker.
The incident happened in Samut Prakan, just south of Bangkok yesterday. According to the mother of the baby, Ms Wilawan Pitpan told police that her son was in the baby walker inside the fence of their house where she was looking after him. She said she was distracted by a phone call for a moment when the baby walker slid and hit the gate and pushed it open. Her son, and the baby walker, rolled out onto the road into the path of the oncoming truck.
Phra Samut Jaedee Police were immediately notified of the horrible incident in Soi Suksawat in Phra Samut Jaedee District in Sumut Prakan at 2.30pm yesterday. Police and rescue workers hurried and arrived at the scene of the accident to find the damaged baby walker laying on the road. Nearby they found a sobbing 30 years old woman Wilawan Pitpan. She was cradling the body of her eight months old son Nontawat Saingam. His head has been critically injured in the incident. 61 year old Sanan Sopapong, the truck driver, was waiting for police at the scene.
Investigations are said to be ongoing by the Police.