On Saturday, a foreign driver who was operating a “big bike” in Pattaya, Chon Buri province, eastern Thailand, lost control of it. At the scene, he was identified as deceased.
Bang Lamung district’s Nong Prue subdistrict officers were notified of a tragic accident on Jomtien Second Road at 3.30 p.m. by Mueang Pattaya Police Station officials. Rescuers from the Sawang Boriboon Thammasat Foundation in Pattaya and the police were to the site quickly.
Police responded to the scene of the collision and discovered a grey Honda CB 300 motorcycle with a Bangkok license plate laying in the middle of the road, surrounded by broken bike parts. The car’s front end was completely destroyed.An unnamed foreign man’s body was discovered ten meters away, laying on his back in a pool of blood while wearing white shorts and a brown T-shirt. The deceased had several injuries to his face and head. A witness to the collision claimed that when he was seated close to the accident, he noticed the dead riding a motorcycle. He said the foreign motorist appeared intoxicated.
The motorist veered out of control, hit the sidewalk, and was launched into the air as a result. The witness told the police that the man hit the concrete after bouncing off a speed sign. The driver could regrettably not be saved, therefore the witness summoned the emergency services right away.
There were no other cars involved in the collision.
An inspector at Mueang Pattaya Police Station named Pol. Capt. Sanan Kotanon claimed he gave the order for CCTV footage from the area to be inspected in order to verify the witnesses’ claims.
To conduct an autopsy, rescue personnel transported the deceased’s body to Bang Lamung Hospital. After the deceased has been located, his family will be notified to make arrangements for the body to be picked up or sent home.
Thailand’s rules define a “big bike” as any motorcycle with an engine that is 400cc or larger and produces at least 47 horsepower.