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Traffic police officer still on life support after being hit by car during Songkran

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A traffic police officer, who suffered serious injuries when he was struck by a car while directing traffic during the Songkran break, has undergone a second operation on his skull and, while his response to the surgery is positive, he remains under close monitoring, according to doctors at the Police General Hospital.

Pol Col Bancha Thiwaissrakul, one of the doctors treating the non-commissioned police officer, Piyanan Seesua, said today that the patient remains on life support, with a ventilator helping him to breathe.

His vital signs, although not stable yet, have improved, but his neurological condition remains unchanged. He requires medication to stimulate blood pressure and his kidney function is normal.

Another doctor, Pol Lt-Col Pancharat Preechaharn, said that the patient’s eyes have sustained serious damage, with blood in the left eye and the right needing surgery, which must wait until his neurological condition has improved following the operation on his skull.

Pol Lt-Gen Taweesilp Wechvitarn, the chief doctor at the hospital, said that the patient’s vital signs are improving, but doctors have to monitor for any brain swelling closely.

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