Foreign driver dies in motorbike accident in Pattaya, Thailand
A foreign driver lost control of his motorbike in Pattaya, Chon Buri province, eastern Thailand, on Saturday. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
At 3.30pm, officers at Mueang Pattaya Police Station were informed of a fatal accident on Jomtien Second Road in Nong Prue subdistrict, Bang Lamung district, Pattaya City. Police rushed to the scene with rescue workers from Pattaya’s Sawang Boriboon Thammasat Foundation.
At the scene of the accident, police found a grey Honda CB 300 motorbike with a Bangkok registration plate lying in the middle of the road surrounded by scattered bike fragments. The front of the vehicle was demolished.
Ten metres away, the body of an unidentified foreign man was found lying on his back in a pool of blood wearing white shorts and a brown T-shirt. The deceased sustained several wounds on his head and face, reports SiamRath.
An eyewitness of the accident said he was sitting near the scene when he saw the deceased riding a motorbike. He said the foreign driver looked drunk.
The driver lost control as he went around a curve and collided with the footpath, flinging him into the air. He bounced off a speed sign and landed on the concrete, the witness testified to the police. The witness immediately called Pattaya’s emergency services, however, the driver could sadly not be saved.
No other vehicles were caught in the crash.
Pol. Capt. Sanan Kotanon, an inspector at Mueang Pattaya Police Station, said he ordered that CCTV cameras of the scene be examined to confirm the eyewitness’ statement.
Rescue workers took the deceased’s body to Pattaya’s Bang Lamung Hospital to undergo an autopsy. Once the deceased has been identified, his relatives will be contacted to arrange for his body to be collected or repatriated.
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