South Koreans injured in Pattaya motorbike crash with Bolt rider

Image courtesy of Pattaya News

A South Korean tourist, livestreaming his motorbike ride around Pattaya with a friend, sustained injuries in a collision with a Thai Bolt rider early Sunday morning. The speeding Bolt rider suffered serious injuries.

The incident took place at 2.20am yesterday at Soi Chaloem Phrakiat 9 on Pattaya Third Road, Nongprue sub-district, Banglamung district, Chon Buri province. Responding swiftly, the Sawang Boriboon Rescue Center dispatched a team of rescuers and contacted medical personnel from Bangkok Pattaya Hospital to the scene.

Upon arrival, rescuers found a grey Honda Wave 125 motorcycle lying on the road with extensive damage. The 32 year old Thai Bolt driver, Narong Pha-in, was found nearby with a severe head wound. First aid was promptly administered before he was rushed to the hospital.

The other motorcycle involved, a grey Honda Click, was also significantly damaged. The driver, an unidentified South Korean man, and his South Korean passenger both sustained slight head injuries. Rescuers provided first aid before transporting them to the hospital.

An eyewitness, 26 year old Chaiwat Obuon reported that the Bolt driver was speeding when he lost control of his vehicle, crossed into the lane of the South Korean tourists, and collided head-on. The severe impact sent all individuals flying in opposite directions.

Additionally, it was revealed that the two South Korean tourists were livestreaming their sightseeing ride in Pattaya using their mobile phones when the accident occurred. In a possible moment of distraction for the Korean riders, the livestream captured the moment the Bolt driver crossed into their lane and crashed into them, reported the Pattaya News.

In separate news, Pattaya police conducted a significant crackdown on the local drug trade, targeting Jomtien Soi 1 to 3. Pattaya City Police, led by Police Colonel Navin Teerawit, along with Banglamung District officials, launched a comprehensive operation to dismantle the underground drug network in the area.

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