Pattaya Daily News

05 June 2010 :: 15:06:35 pm 23922

Woman Dies in Tragic Motorbike Accident with Drunk Driver

A woman has tragically died in a devastating motorbike accident involving an intoxicated driver early on Saturday morning. The incident occurred along Pattaya’s Third Road with two motorcyclists colliding in a head-on accident, leaving one dead and the other suffering minor injuries.
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Pattaya, the 5th of June 2010 [Pattaya Daily News]: At approximately 5:30am on Saturday, Lieutenant Colonel Samran Khamwatthana (Pattaya Police Investigator) was notified of a severe motorbike accident along Third Road in South Pattaya. A team of officers and the Sawang Boriboon Foundation were immediately dispatched to the incident to investigate.

At the scene officers discovered the damaged remains of two motorcycles, whilst one of the victims, Mrs. Suphot Srijudanu [36] was found several meters away from the crash scene, unconscious and suffering from a fractured skull along with broken arms and legs. The Sawang Boriboon Foundation immediate transported her to the Banglamung hospital where she later died of her injuries.

The other motorist, Mr. Witthaya Kotchamat [32], had sustained only minor injuries in the collision and was found to be noticeably intoxicated. He explained to police that prior to the accident he had been working at a bar/restaurant in South Pattaya, admitting to consuming an indefinite amount of alcohol. Mr. Kotchamat stated that he had been turning onto the Third Road from Soi Chalerm Phrakie when he collided with Mrs. Srijudanu who had been travelling at high-speed in the opposite direction.

Police have confiscated the damaged remains of the two motorbikes for further investigation. Mr. Kotchamat has been arrested and charged with negligent driving occasioning death and remanded in custody awaiting further judicial proceedings to commence.

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : PDN staff   Category : Community News

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