Young motorcyclist emerges as hero in Phuket traffic jam

Photo courtesy of Phuket News

During the evening rush hour chaos at the Koh Kaew intersection in Phuket last night, December 12, an unassuming young motorcyclist helped clear the way for an ambulance carrying a patient through heavy traffic.

The motorcyclist rode a Honda Click. The incident was captured on video by Wisarut Saman, a rescue worker with Kusoldharm. He took to TikTok to share the footage of the motorcyclist deftly manoeuvring through the congestion, clearing a path for the ambulance.

Saman recounted how the ambulance was travelling southbound along Thep Krasattri Road, racing to deliver an emergency patient to the hospital, a distance of over 4 kilometres.

Wisarut admitted being initially perplexed by the motorcyclist’s actions, unsure of his motivation.

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“I was taken aback. At first, I didn’t comprehend what he was doing.”

However, as the rescue worker understood the man’s intentions, he was filled with admiration and gratitude for the young motorcyclist, reported Phuket News.

In his social media post, Wisarut expressed his gratitude to the unknown good Samaritan.

“Thank you, good citizen, driving motorcycle registration number 1Kor 2366 Phuket for helping open the way for an ambulance transporting an emergency patient to hospital.”

Beyond acknowledging the young motorcyclist, the rescue worker also thanked everyone else who assisted in clearing the way.

In related news, an ambulance crew were attacked by a patient on December 1. Turning violent, the patient used an electric saw to attack the ambulance, with no one coming to the rescue. The driver’s quick thinking allowed the whole team to escape without harm. Read more about this story HERE.

In other news, a South Korean citizen‘s request for an ambulance to arrive 30 minutes later because he wanted to shower first sparked widespread criticism. The man later complained that the paramedic who attended to him was unfriendly, leading to disciplinary action against the medic. Read more about this story HERE.

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Mitch Connor

Mitch is a Bangkok resident, having relocated from Southern California, via Florida in 2022. He studied journalism before dropping out of college to teach English in South America. After returning to the US, he spent 4 years working for various online publishers before moving to Thailand.

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