Motorbike driver passes away after being dragged over 300 meters by a Bangkok Tuk Tuk taxi

Suanluang, Bangkok-

A Vespa motorbike driver died after reportedly falling off his motorbike before being dragged by a Tuk Tuk taxi 300 meters from the original accident scene in Suanluang today.

The Klongtan Police was notified of the accident today in the early predawn morning hours (October 13) at the entrance of Soi Pattanakan 41.

Police, emergency responders and TPN arrived at the scene to find a damaged Vespa motorbike on the road.

The body of the motorbike driver, Mr. Ratchaphon Laoamnuaychai, 27, was found 300 meters away from the motorbike.

Nearby, rescue staff found a Tuk Tuk taxi. The driver, Mr. Thongsai Srisajja, 60, was waiting for police.

The Tuk Tuk taxi driver told police that he saw the motorbike fall on the road but he claimed he did not see the motorbike driver.

He continued to drive 300 meters before he realized that his Tuk Tuk was unable to increase speed. He stopped his Tuk Tuk and found that the body of the victim was stuck underneath his Tuk Tuk.

The Tuk Tuk driver stressed to police that it was very dark and he did not know that his Tuk Tuk towed the motorbike driver.

Witnesses told police that the victim was driving at high speed before he fell off.

Bangkok police are checking CCTV footage nearby to find the exact cause of the accident and confirm the statements of the Tuk Tuk driver and the witnesses.

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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.