Grab rider performs CPR on unconscious foreign tourist in traffic mishap

Photo courtesy of Hua Hin Today

In an act of heroism, an anonymous Grab rider emerged as an unexpected saviour, administering crucial CPR to an unconscious foreigner entangled in a traffic catastrophe in Hua Hin.

The Sawang Hua Hin Dhammasthan Rescue Unit swiftly responded to the distress call, revealing that a foreign male on a motorcycle had collided with a pickup truck, leaving him unconscious with no pulse on January 9 at 10.12am near Soi 70’s irrigation canal.

Via their Facebook page, the Rescue Unit hailed the quick-thinking Grab rider, whose identity remains shrouded in mystery. The rider, upon stumbling upon the accident, promptly initiated CPR, striving to sustain the victim until the ambulance and rescue team swooped in.

Expressing profound gratitude, the Rescue Unit posted:

“We commend the Grab rider for his prompt action at the accident scene. His willingness to assist and perform CPR on the injured person, who was unconscious and pulseless, undoubtedly played a crucial role in the rescue operation. His actions are truly admirable.”

The post featured Thai hashtags “#RiderGrabHero” and “#anyonecanbeahero,” reported Hua Hin Today.

Tragically, despite the relentless efforts of the Grab driver and initial responders, the motorcyclist succumbed to his injuries.

In related news, an 18 year old Grab driver was fatally stabbed in the early morning of December 29, in a major alleyway in Bangkok‘s Chatuchak district. Atit (last name withheld), who was outfitted with a label from a technical institute on his belt, was found with three head wounds and four body stab wounds.

In other news, a Surin native riding a motorcycle was caught in a fatal accident in the early hours of January 4 after colliding with a barrier on an elevated bridge. The police are investigating the cause before contacting the relatives to claim the body.

The accident scene was on the elevated bridge heading to the Si Mum Mueang market. A white and red Honda Click motorcycle with a Surin license plate was found leaning against the concrete barrier dividing the traffic lanes.

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Puntid Tantivangphaisal

Originally from Hong Kong, Puntid moved to Bangkok in 2020 to pursue further studies in translation. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Hong Kong. Puntid spent 8 years living in Manchester, UK. Before joining The Thaiger, Puntid has been a freelance translator for 2 years. In her free time, she enjoys swimming and listening to music, as well as writing short fiction and poetry.

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