Devastating Pattaya motorbike crash claims life of 34 year old Korean bar manager
A tragic accident occurred in Pattaya when a 34 year old Korean man, known locally as a bar manager and expatriate, lost his life in a motorbike crash. The incident took place in front of Pattaya 7 School, where the man collided with a roadwork sign early in the morning.
Rescue workers from the Sawang Boriboon Thammasathan Foundation arrived at the scene at 4am to find the victim unconscious on the road. Despite their best efforts, they were unable to resuscitate him. The man’s identity has been withheld, pending notification of his family and embassy by the relevant authorities.
The accident site revealed the fallen motorbike and a large red construction sign, which the victim had crashed into. His body was subsequently moved to a local hospital. Police are currently examining CCTV footage from the area to determine the exact cause of the collision.
On Saturday, another foreign driver lost control of his motorbike in Pattaya and died.
At 3.30pm, officers at Mueang Pattaya Police Station were informed of a fatal accident on Jomtien Second Road in Nong Prue subdistrict, Bang Lamung district, Pattaya City. Police rushed to the scene with rescue workers from Pattaya’s Sawang Boriboon Thammasat Foundation.
At the scene of the accident, police found a grey Honda CB 300 motorbike with a Bangkok registration plate lying in the middle of the road surrounded by scattered bike fragments. The front of the vehicle was demolished.
Ten metres away, the body of an unidentified foreign man was found lying on his back in a pool of blood wearing white shorts and a brown T-shirt. The deceased sustained several wounds on his head and face. Read more about the story here.
Yesterday morning in Phuket another foreigner died from a motorbike crash.
Chalong Police arrived at the scene on Wiset Road in Rawai to find a foreign motorbike rider, 73 year old Georgi Simeonov Georgiev with minor injuries. The other rider involved in the accident was a 31 Thai man named Kittisak Buayai. Georgiev’s nationality was not provided by the police.
After reviewing CCTV footage and questioning witnesses, police found that Kittisak was riding northbound when Georgiev pulled out from a side street. Georgiev was heading towards the U-turn area in the centre of the road, and he cut in front of Kittisak approaching on his motorbike.
Kittisak’s motorbike hit the rear of Georgieve’s motorbike, and the impact caused Kittisak to fly through the air and land heavily on the road. Read more about the story here.
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