Thai motorcyclist dies, pregnant buffalo ends up with broken legs after crashing accident
A motorbike accident that took place in the early hours of Sunday left a 25-year-old man dead, a pregnant buffalo with two broken legs, and another motorcyclist with minor injuries after the two men crashed into two buffalos near the entrance to Phuket’s Manik temple.
Two friends, identified as Apiwat Noowanna, 25, and Kriangkrai Kaewma, 27, were traveling together on separate motorbikes when they crashed into a herd of buffaloes crossing the road. The accident has been blamed on low light conditions.
Local rescue workers arrived at the scene and performed CPR on Apiwat, who suffered from a broken neck and wounds all over his body, but he died upon arriving at Thalang Hospital.
The pregnant buffalo that he hit was left with her left front and rear legs broken.
Meanwhile, Kriangkrai Kaewma suffered from minor injuries after crashing his Honda Dream into a different buffalo, which also sustained injuries.
“We will investigate the facts of the incident further and speak with the owner of the buffaloes,” said Capt. Ekkachak Kwuanwan of Thalang Police.
This morning, Mayor Worawut Songyos ordered municipality officials to use a crane to move the pregnant buffalo to a forested area behind Baan Manik Market.
A veterinarian arrived to check the pregnant buffalo’s symptoms and administered two injections into the buffalo’s wounds.
It remains unclear whether the buffalo has a concussion, or if the buffalo fetus is in safe condition. Veterinarian staff will conduct a thorough examination, reported municipality officials.