Motorcyclist killed by train at Udon Thani rail crossing

A motorcyclist who swerved around lowered traffic barriers at a rail crossing in Udon Thani’s Muang district was hit and killed by a train on Friday night.

Police said the accident happened at 10pm on Mittraparp Road at the Udon Thani-Nong Khai section in Tambon Moo Mon.

The victim was identified as Pirathat Dontao, 25, a resident of Tambon Ban Dong in Udon Thani’s Ban Dong district.

Thongdee Boonchote, an official in charge of manning the barriers at the rail crossing, said the barriers had been lowered to block each side of the road while the Nong Khai-Bangkok train was approaching. However, the motorcyclist swerved around the barriers and was hit by the train.

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