Chon Buri woman dies in motorbike crash, young daughter seriously injured

PHOTO: TMN Cable TV Pattaya

A tragic motorbike crash in the Sri Racha district of Chon Buri claimed the life of a woman and left her young daughter seriously injured. The incident occurred on Wednesday in the Nongkham sub-district.

Rescuers and Nongkham Police arrived on the scene, where they found 41 year old Potjaman Chuklin and her seven year old daughter with severe injuries. Both victims were unresponsive. Potjaman’s Honda Wave 110i motorbike was found nearby.

Potjaman had sustained facial wounds and bleeding. She received CPR from the rescuers but unfortunately passed away. Her daughter also received CPR and was quickly transported to a nearby hospital. She is now receiving close medical attention, The Pattaya News reported.

An eyewitness to the accident, Jim Srisuwan, said the victim was driving her motorbike at a high speed before colliding with a power pole and being hurled to the ground with her daughter.

Potjaman’s body was taken to a local hospital.

Thailand is notorious for road accidents, and Chon Buri is no exception.

Last month, a Chon Buri pickup truck crash killed an elderly man and injured four other people. The crash happened when one pickup truck rear-ended another on 344 Road in the Nong Phai Kaeo sub-district of Ban Bueng district.

In January, a crash involving a motorbike and a garbage truck killed a woman in Sri Racha. The garbage truck driver said the motorbike driver cut in front of his truck when emerging from Soi Bueng-Bowin 39. He said he couldn’t stop in time, and crashed into her.

The Thailand Road Safety Committee (ThaiRSC) reported in January that as many as 939,713 road accidents were reported in Thailand last year, up 4.7% from 2021. Road accidents killed 14,737 people, and injured 924,799 last year, ThaiRSC said. The committee reported that 536 deaths and 7,885 injuries were among foreigners.

Meanwhile, the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department’s Road Safety Centre reported 2,440 road accidents during the annual “7 dangerous days” (December 29 to January 4) when people head to their hometowns to mark the new year.

During this time there were 2,437 injuries and 317 deaths, with Surat Thani having the highest number of accidents at 79 and Kanchanaburi with the highest number of injuries at 81. Chiang Rai recorded the most deaths at 15.

Pattaya News

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Tara Abhasakun

A Thai-American dual citizen, Tara has reported news and spoken on a number of human rights and cultural news issues in Thailand. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in history from The College of Wooster. She interned at Southeast Asia Globe, and has written for a number of outlets. Tara reports on a range of Thailand news issues.