World Cup Celebrations End in Severe Motorbike AccidentTwo people have been severely injured on Monday morning after a motorbike collided with a pedestrian along Pattaya’s 2nd Road. At present intoxication of the motorbike rider is thought to have contributed significantly to the accident.
Pattaya, the 12th of July 2010 [Pattaya Daily News]: At approximately 5:30am on Monday, Lieutenant Colonel Natthaat Srithongphet (Pattaya Police Investigator) was notified of a severe motorbike accident near Soi 12 on Pattaya’s Second Road. A team of investigative officers and the Sawang Boriboon Foundation were dispatched to the incident to investigate.
Arriving at the scene rescue officers were confronted with the semi-conscious body of Mr. Kevin Claude  a French national, while another injured victim, Mr. Norikor Lgor  a Russian national, was being aided by a friend. A third victim involved in the accident, Miss Kaewta was remarkably unscathed in the incident and was being assisted by a crowd of onlookers who had gathered at the scene. Following a brief investigation, all three were transported to the Pattaya Memorial Hospital for further treatment.
Investigation with witnesses at the scene revealed that Mr. Claude and Miss Kaewta had been riding past, boisterously celebrating the World Cup victory of Spain, when they collided into Mr. Lgor who had been crossing the road at the accident scene. Following the collision, the Yamaha Nuvo motorbike involved collided into a parked Honda Accord.
Although unconfirmed, police suspect the Mr. Claude had been intoxicated at the time of the accident. Investigations will continue once Mr. Lgor and Mr. Claude have made a full recovery.