A video clip of a man falling off his motorbike at a checkpoint in Rassada last night has gone viral in local social media. The elder brother of the injured man claims that police grabbed his brother’s collar when he was on the bike.
Facebook user ‘Chaolert Tunsakun’ has posted the video clip last night with a message reading, “You hit until unconscious? And then used your feet to poke. Do you think that my younger brother is dead? Wearing police uniforms at checkpoint, you can hit anyone?” (Translated from Thai)
The video clip shows a checkpoint set up on Amphoe Road in Rassada. A motorbike went through the checkpoint. The bike continues and falls over as the rider can been skidding into the side of a parked car. The Police reaction was rather odd, tentatively approaching the clearly injured man and poking him with their feet. Later the injured man was bundled onto a police pickup truck.
The person who posted the video clip says that the incident happened to his younger brother on Sunday evening. He says his brother was heading towards the checkpoint “at high speed”.
When he arrived at the checkpoint he says his brother intended to stop but claims police “pulled his bother’s collar”.
“He came off the bike and the motorbike fell over, skidding along the road. After police used their feet to poke at him they eventually took him to the nearby OrBorJor Hospital.”
The man was later transferred to Vachira Phuket Hospital.
No illegal items were found on him and police haven’t laid any charges.
The injured man is 30 year old Peerapat Tunsakun who is now conscious, alert and in satisfactory condition. He has sustained an ear injury and five ribs and a collarbone have been broken.
The Phuket City Police Chief has ordered an investigation about the incident and the role of the police in the matter.
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