A wellknown acrobatic motorcycle stuntman died on Friday when he crashed his big bike into the rear of car on the in-bound highway heading toward Lampang's Muang district.
The victim was identified by police as 20-year old Thanapol Sapsad, a native of Lampang and the acrobatic motorcycle champion at the KTM Bangkok Downtown Fest with Rok Bagoros last year.
According to eyewitness account, police said that, shortly before the collision, a group of policemen and rescue workers were pulling a car out of a roadside ditch and then, out of a sudden, a speeding big bike rammed into the rear of a Mitsubishi Pajero which was running in front.
The stuntman was killed at the scene of the accident while the driver of the Pajero, a former district chief, was unhurt.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (ThaiPBS)