A third-grader riding his bicycle to school was struck and killed by a pickup truck in northeastern Nong Bua Lamphu province on Thursday morning.
Eight-year-old Sompong Deecharone died of severe head injuries after being knocked from his bike and dragged for about 30 metres along Nong Bua Lamphu-Suwan Khuha Road in Muang district at 7.45am.
Pickup driver Parinya Buttaradachaki, 28, said the boy suddenly veered into the right lane in front of him and he didn’t have time to stop.
Sompng was on his way to classes at Ban Don Yanang School in Tambon Nong Phai Soon. He lived with his grandmother while his parents work in another province.