Motorcyclist aided after accident by Anutin

PHOTO: Minister of Public Health Anutin Charnvirakul stops to aid a motorcyclist after crashing. (via ASEAN Now)

Government officials are supposed to be in office to help the citizens of their country. And the Minister of Public Health holds a special duty to protect the health and safety of the people of Thailand. But one Thai resident found injured on Sathupradit Soi 19 got extra-personal one-on-one care from the Minister of Public Health after a crash.

Last night at around 10pm, Deputy Prime Minister Anutin Charnvirakul, and leader of the Bhumjaithai Party, had just finished a meeting in Rong Poon, the cement plant community of the Huay Kwang area of Bangkok. He left the meeting and was heading home when he happened upon an accident with a motorcyclist lying on the ground.

The crash occurred on Sathupradit Soi 19, towards the end of the road. When Anutin’s car arrived at the scene, the deputy prime minister had the car stopped and got out to investigate the accident and the injured motorcyclist.

The bike rider was said to be crying out in pain and unable to move. While the Minister of Public Health did not single-handedly rescue the motorcyclist and nurse him back to health, witnesses say he did step in to assist rescue workers.

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The Poh Teck Tung Rescue Foundation sent staff to attend to the injured motorbike driver and offered them medical treatment on the spot before transporting them to the hospital for further medical care.

Anutin was photographed on the scene, kneeling next to the motorcycle accident victim while rescue workers attended to him. He oversaw the rescue effort to try to make sure that the injured motorcyclist was properly taken care of quickly and efficiently.

Thai roads are among the most deadly in the world and most of the fatal accidents involve motorcycles. A recent study found that 80% of motorcycle accidents are related to cars cutting in front of oncoming traffic.

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Neill Fronde

Neill is a journalist from the United States with 10+ years broadcasting experience and national news and magazine publications. He graduated with a degree in journalism and communications from the University of California and has been living in Thailand since 2014.

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