Pattaya Daily News

14 April 2009 :: 00:04:17 am 9390

Pattaya – German Tourist And Thai Man Killed In Fatal Motorbike Crash

At 2:00 pm on 13th April 2009, a Thai and a foreign man were killed when their motorbikes were involved in an accident in South Pattaya.
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Pattaya police investigator (Dongtan Branch) Pol.Lt.Col. Anuchet Katsomboon, was notified and dispatched a police and rescue team to the scene on Thepprasit Road opposite Soi 15. On arrival, police found a large number of onlookers and the dead body of Mr. Jetsongpol Normsiriprapa, [30], a Thai man, lying in the middle of the road. A red Honda Wave 125 motorbike, no. 318 Chonburi, was lying badly damaged next to his body.

30 meters away, a big yellow 1000cc Yamaha RB, Plate no. Wor Wor Por 1. Bangkok, was lying on the road together with the body of Mr. Carl Larf, [51] , a German national. He was lying with his head smashed against the road. His skull and his neck were broken. Police presumed he was killed instantly.

Not far from the two motorbikes, police also found a blue Toyota Vios, no. 836 Bangkok, which had been damaged on the right front bumper.

Eyewitnesses told police that the red Honda Wave was driving along Thepprasit Road with the Yamaha traveling at high speed approaching from behind. As the Honda slowed down to turn right into the soi the big bike couldn’t stop in time and ran into the Honda and flipped over into the front of the car which was parking alongside the road.

Police questioned Miss Pengunya Aunjit, the car’s owner, who said she was shocked to hear a very loud crash on her car while she was busy getting out of it after parking.

Initially, the police made their report and sent the two bodies to Banglamung Hospital for further processing and would inform the relatives of the two dead men.


So far, in the Chonburi province, between 10th – 13th April, there have been 44 road accidents claiming a total of 3 lives, all men, and injuring 68, comprising 32 men and 36 women.

Most of the victims were aged between 15 and 20, followed by the 25-30 and then the 40-50 age groups.

The main causes of the accidents were cutting in front of another vehicle, followed by drunken driving, speeding and overtaking.

The accidents involved mainly motorbikes, followed by pick ups, cars and then trucks.

The most dangerous accident sites were straight stretches of road, followed by intersections, and then bends. Statistics also show that minor roads are more dangerous than main highways.

Finally, most accidents occurred been 4:00 and 8:00 in the evening, followed by 12:00 – 4:00 in the afternoon and then 4:00 – 8:00 in the morning.

Reporter : Kampee   Photo : Kampee   Category : Crime News

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