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Burmese man, motorcyclist injured in Samut Prakan crash – VIDEO

Jack Burton

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A Burmese pedestrian was seriously injured yesterday evening when he was hit by a motorbike in the Bang Plee district of Samut Prakan, just south of Bangkok. The 300cc Kawasaki crashed into tables at a pork leg restaurant on a footpath before stopping in front of a sign. Police, rescue staff from the Poh Teck Tung Foundation and medics went to the scene and found a 24 year old man, identified only as “Hai”, unconscious with a head wound in the middle of the road.

The rider of the motorcycle that 77kaoded called a “big bike” (not technically accurate according to a new licencing requirement) was 29 year old “Wira” who suffered road rash and other injuries.

He appeared to have been wearing a helmet, which was pictured on his bike after he and the pedestrian were taken to hospital.

A motorcycle taxi driver told reporters that every evening, foreign workers cross the road to get to the market, and the victim was one of these. He said the man had been “somersaulted” into the air by the impact. Police hope CCTV will help their investigation.

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SOURCES: thaivisa | 77kaoded

 

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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