Motorbike rider seriously injured after crashing into a parked truck in Chon Buri

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Yesterday, a woman in Chon Buri crashed her motorbike into a parked car in Nong Maidang sub-district. The woman, identified as 33 year old Roongruedee Krairatchimplee, has sustained serious head and face injuries, and was in severe pain. Emergency services rushed Roongruedee to the local hospital. The accident happened on a bypass road. Reports do not say if the motorbike rider was wearing a helmet.

Police are investigating whether it was legal or not for the truck’s driver to have parked where he did. So far, there have been no legal charges. The driver, 41 year old Wichanchai Sukpana, says he orignally planned to have his truck fixed at a garage nearby. He wanted to park his truck in a garage, however no parking spaces were available there. The garage owner then requested he park the truck on the side of the road near the garage before he returned home to wait for the truck to be repaired. The owner later told Wichanchai that the motorbike driver had crashed into his truck.

In 2017, Thailand had the highest rate of deaths from road accidents in the world, according to World Atlas. The average road traffic death rate that year was 36.2 per 100,000 population. This was despite the Thai government’s attempts at reducing road casualties. Malawi and Liberia followed, with African countries making up most of the top 10.

SOURCES: The Pattaya News | Bangkok Post

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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.

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