Published on December 26, 2007
They also asked police to arrest people who reportedly shot at a Por Tek Teung vehicle, which was parked in front of Phra Khanong police station a few hours after the assault.
Por Tek Teung workers Chucheap Boonseng, 34, and Dome Prasongsap, 50, said in their complaint they heard a communication radio report around 11pm on Monday about a motorcycle accident in On Nut Soi 7 - and rushed to the scene. They found rescue workers from both foundations were there and that Pirun workers were transporting the injured to hospital, so they helped to accommodate the traffic, Chucheap said.
A Pirun worker then took issue with them and punched Dome, after which other Pirun workers started to surround them, so they left the scene to file the compliant, he said.
While Chucheap was talking to police at 1am, two pick-up trucks passed by the station and one shot at the Por Tek Teung vehicle four times, damaging the side door, but no one was injured. Chucheap urged police to punish the gunman, although he was not certain if they were the same group that assaulted he and his colleague.
A Pirun worker, who asked not to be named, told The Nation both foundations had no problem at the accident scene because they had already agreed to zones for collecting the injured.
They were not competing with Por Tek Teung to collect accident victim bodies, he said. The Pirun ambulances would transport the injured to hospital from areas along Phra Khanong Canal, Prawet Burirom Canal as well as Parwet, Bang Na, Udomsuk, Lat Krabang and Phra Khanong, the worker said. But the Por Tek Teung ambulance had showed up "and crossed into our zone".
Asked about the shooting in front of Phra Khanong police station, the Pirun worker said he did not know anything about it - but a Pirun vehicle was also shot at near On Nut Soi 25. He was not sure if his fellow workers had filed a complaint with police about that incident.
Phra Khanong superintendent Col Sitthiparp Baiprasert said police would look into the alleged assault and the shooting of the Por Tek Teung vehicle to try to bring the culprits to justice. "There's a conflict of interest so incidents like this happen often and related officials must take care of these issues," he said.