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11 February 2013 :: 13:02:44 pm 71725

Pregnant Lady And Fetus Survive Motorbike Crash

A motorbike-for-hire carrying two female Cambodian passengers crashed into a traffic island after blowing out its back tire. The impact flung the two women and driver off the bike. One of the females was pregnant and rushed to the hospital, where she and her unborn child appeared to be OK. The other woman and the driver were not seriously hurt. Both Cambodians are construction workers.
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SATTAHIP – February 10, 2013 [Pattaya Daily News]; at12:10 a.m., a report of a motorbike overturning and injuring a woman passenger was received by Pol. Capt. Aekkachai Mullee, investigation officer, Phlutaluang police station, Amphur Sattahip, Chonburi province. He rushed to inspect the scene with the rescue officers of Sawangrojjanatharmmasatharn Sattahip foundation.

The incident occurred at Khao Morn curve, Sukhumvit road, km. 179 entrance side to Rayong, Moo 7 Tambon Phlutaluang, Amphur Sattahip, Chonburi province.

At the scene, police found an injured pregnant woman lying down on the traffic island. She and another female were passengers on a motorbike-for-hire. The pregnant woman had pain in her abdomen and scratches on her body. Rescue officers performed first aid and sent her to the emergency room at Queen Sirikit hospital, where both mother and unborn baby were cared for.

The pregnant woman was identified as Mrs. Soon, nationality Cambodian, age 21, a construction worker. The other shaken up passenger could not speak Thai, and was not seriously injured.

Parked nearby was the motorbike-for-hire that had crashed, a yellow-black Honda Night Rider with its back tire blown out. The driver was identified as Mr. Thitivuth Theanmai, age 60.

During questioning, Mr. Thitivuth told police that two female construction workers had hired him to to take them to buy goods at the Sattahip temple fair. But on the way back, the back wheel of the motorbike blew out, causing him to lose control of the bike and collide with the traffic island.

The impact flung him and the two female Cambodians off the bike in different directions. Fortunately the accident did not cause the pregnant woman to abort her fetus, even though she had flown in the air and her bottom had hit the traffic island violently. After the accident, the driver hurried to notify rescue officers.

The investigation officer made notes of the incident, and will later question the motorbike driver for further investigation as to the cause of the accident.

Reporter : Nirach   Photo : Nirach   Category : Community News

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