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11 May 2013 :: 13:05:58 pm 74521

Speeding Thai Motorbiker Survives Fiery Crash

A 20-year-old Thai teen was seriously injured when his speeding motorbike collided with a pickup truck making a left turn on soi Khao Talo. The teen’s bike burst into flames from the impact. Bystanders pulled the unconscious teen to safety.
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PATTAYA – May 10, 2013 [Pattaya Daily News]; At 11 a.m. a report of a motorbike overturning and bursting into flames after colliding with a pickup truck was received by Pol. Sub. Lt. Chuphong Charernsri, investigation officer on duty, Nong Preu police station, Amphur Banglamung, Chonburi province.

The incident occurred at the beginning of Soi Khao Talo 8, Moo 10 Tambon Nong Preu, Amphur Banglamung, Chonburi province.

At the scene, arriving officers found a white Honda Click motorbike with no license plate overturned at the middle of the road, with a fire burning the whole motorbike. Bystanders were performing first aid on the unconscious driver. A call was made to the rescue unit of Sawangboribul Pattaya foundation to come and assist.

The injured victim was identified as Mr. Somsak Rongneam, age 20, who suffered head and facial injuries, and was sent to Banglamung hospital.

Police questioned the pickup driver, Mr. Settha Phalert, age 28, who was driving a black Nissan Navara. He told officers that when approaching the spot of the collision, he had slowed down and clicked on his left-turn light signal, in order to turn into Soi Khao Talo 8.

But suddenly a motorbike being driven at a high speed lost control, and fell down and slid on the road before colliding with the front of his pickup truck. The impact punctured the motorbike’s gas tank, causing the petrol to leak out. The leaking gas then ignited and engulfed the bike.

Reporter : Samart   Photo : Samart   Category : Community News

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