Man lying on a roadside for 6 days survives accident

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A man who was injured in a motorcycle accident survived for six days while lying on the roadside before being rescued in Udon Thani’s Isaan province.

The injured man, Withawat Nanthapetch, went missing on December 29 of last year after he went to a bar to drink with friends. A bar security camera captured the 22 year old walking out of the establishment at 1.44am but then mysteriously disappeared.

Withawat’s family searched for four days but did not find any trace of him. His friends created posts on social media and urged anyone who might have seen him to provide information.

Witthawat’s family and friends believed he was dead but continued to look for him to bring his body home for a funeral.

Remarkably, Withawat’s uncle, Wanna Kamrin, stumbled on the prostrate body of his nephew six days after he went missing.

The 54 year old said he spotted a motorcycle belonging to his nephew on the roadside of Udon-Nong Bua Lamphu Road near Udon Thani Airport. Wanna deduced that Withawat must have been in a motorcycle accident and died.

Withawat’s body was hidden in the rough, unkempt grass on the roadside.

Wanna notified the police and rescue team to help transfer the body back home.

When the officers arrived, they were surprised to find that Withawat was still alive and breathing despite the wounds and bites all over his body.

Witthawat was immediately sent to hospital for treatment.

Witthawat’s mother broke down in tears when she was reunited with her lost son. She told the media that she was very happy her son survived the ordeal. She added that the discovery of her son was the best new year gift a mother could have.

Northern Thailand News

Petch Petpailin

Petpailin, or Petch, is a Thai translator and writer for The Thaiger who focuses on translating breakingThai news stories into English. With a background in field journalism, Petch brings several years of experience to the English News desk at The Thaiger. Before joining The Thaiger, Petch worked as a content writer for several known blogging sites in Bangkok, including Happio and The Smart Local. Her articles have been syndicated by many big publishers in Thailand and internationally, including the Daily Mail, The Sun and the Bangkok Post. She is a news writer who stops reading news on the weekends to spend more time cafe hopping and petting dwarf shrimp! But during office hours, you can find Petch on LinkedIn and you can reach her by email at

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