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Teen crashes motorbike into parked car while looking at phone

Neill Fronde

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FILE PHOTO: am example of texting and driving a motorbike.

A teen girl has crashed and ended up trapped under her motorbike early yesterday morning after using her mobile phone while driving. The accident occurred around 3:30am on Jomtien Second Road in South Pattaya.

The 14 year old girl was driving home from what she described as a private engagement when she looked down to check her mobile phone. Distracted, she crashed into a parked car on the side of the road. When she crashed, the bike fell onto her leg, trapping her under it, pinned by the gear lever. Rescue workers and police were called when someone out for a late-night stroll came across the accident.

As the girl is a minor, her details were not released, but as she is below the Thai legal driving age, charges may be pressed against her parents. It was confirmed that the teen motorbike driver sustained moderate injuries in the crash. Rescue workers could not separate the bike from her injured leg without using special rescue equipment.

The girl remained calm and coherent throughout the whole ordeal, and true to teenage form, reportedly played on her mobile phone throughout the rescue effort. When her leg was freed from the motorbike crash, the teen was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

 

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    Ian Jones

    Monday, April 19, 2021 at 7:35 am

    Not surprised this happened, I see it all the time, motorbike drivers looking at the phone, some watching movies…

    Also young driver is not something new, often see young kids 8-10 years driving motorbikes, of course without helmet and with a driving style inspired by some video game…

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    yert

    Monday, April 19, 2021 at 7:51 am

    Slow news day?

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    Comicus

    Monday, April 19, 2021 at 8:11 am

    The parked car owner should be fined and took care of the girl’s injuries and damages to her motorcycle as he should known better not park his car there at that time.

    On the other hand, the girl should be rewarded with a high power motorcycle and a mobile phone with a larger screen.

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    Simon Small

    Monday, April 19, 2021 at 9:25 am

    Confiscate the bike and heavily fine the parents. Problem, all too prevalent, solved.

    Likelihood of that happening? Nil.

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    Maverick

    Monday, April 19, 2021 at 10:31 am

    Thankfully ok, but lack of enforcement leads to these issues – police direct traffic outside schools with no checks for under age drivers or those with no license – insane !

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    toby andrews

    Monday, April 19, 2021 at 11:10 am

    Underage driver. There are many of them and they are ignored.
    Played on her mobile phone while she was being freed!
    This is a dangerous driver.
    They should either ban her form driving or ban her from using a mobile phone.
    In many countries it is illegal to use a mobile phone while driving, with good reason.

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    Yellow shirt

    Monday, April 19, 2021 at 11:30 am

    If the car is from Farang … him have to pay everything because the family is poor … This is Thailand …

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    Catman

    Monday, April 19, 2021 at 11:34 am

    …and true to teenage form, reportedly played on her mobile phone throughout the rescue effort

    Classic!

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    Steve

    Monday, April 19, 2021 at 12:13 pm

    They should have took the phone off her and stamped on it!

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    Robert Cole

    Monday, April 19, 2021 at 9:27 pm

    Stupid thing to be doing, absolutely. At least the car drivers have the sense to be sitting behind darkly tinted windows while doing the same thing. What could possibly go wrong when driving a ton and a half of steel with a license aquired out of a box of cracker jax and a 500 baht “tip”?

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    James Pate

    Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 4:09 am

    Why is a 14 year-old out on the street at 3:30 am? Who is the late night stroller who just happened by? Any connection? Why didn’t she call 191 herself? More questions than answers here.

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    Silbers

    Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 7:21 am

    If she wasn’t trapped under the bike we all know she would have just got back on the bike and continued her journey.

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    Stan

    Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 10:25 am

    The police don’t work after midnight.

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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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