A local man rammed his car into the motorcycle of two men who fired shots at him in Thung Yang Daeng district on Saturday morning before the attackers grabbed a motorcycle parked nearby and fled.
The attack happened on a road in front of a mosque at Ban Paku in tambon Paku, said Pol Col Jilawat Duding, chief of Thung Yang Daeng police, who was reported around 9.10am on Saturday.
Police and soldiers rushing to the scene found a white sedan in a roadside ditch with its front damaged by a motorcycle stuck underneath. The injured driver had already been sent to a hospital.
According to a police investigation, Mr Mamukata Waehama, 38, rammed his car into the bike of the two assailants who allegedly fired shots at him.
The force of the crash caused the bike to get stuck under the vehicle before it fell into the roadside ditch.
The armed men then allegedly stole a motorcycle of a local resident parked near the scene and fled.
Police believed the assailants might have sustained injuries. They were investigating.
Mr Makhosee Sulong, the owner of the stolen bike, filed a complaint with police