An Arabian tourist was killed when his high-powered motorbike collided with another on Sukhumvit Road in Pattaya around midnight on Thursday, August 17th. Two other people were seriously injured.
Pol Lt. Akarapong Saenputawong, the duty officer at the Pattaya police station, received a report of the accident at midnight today. He rushed to the accident scene on Sukhumvit Road inbound to Sattahip, Nongprue sub-district, Banglamung district, Chonburi province, along with Sawang Boriboon emergency responders, The Pattaya News team, and medical personnel from Banglamung Hospital.
They found a significantly damaged black Honda Wave 110 motorcycle fallen on the road. The rider was identified as Mr. Boontai Vot, a 25-year-old Cambodian national. He suffered severe fractures on both legs and was in critical condition.
About 100 meters away from Mr. Boontai lay another two wounded men, both Arabian nationals although their exact country of origin was unclear. One of them had tragically lost his life in the accident, while another survived with serious injuries. Their damaged red Honda CBR 650 big bike was discovered near them. The identities of both men were not disclosed to the press by police.
An eyewitness, Mr. Wattana Promhong, 37, told The Pattaya News that he saw the Cambodian man emerging from Soi Khao Noi onto Sukhumvit Road. Then, the two Arabian men, who were riding a big bike at high speed, failed to brake and crashed at a high impact into the Cambodian man, throwing all three of them off their vehicles.
The emergency responders transferred the deceased and the two survivors to a nearby hospital. Pol. Lt. Akarapong stated that he would review security camera footage of the accident and inform the deceased’s embassy.
This latest road tragedy followed another accident where a Middle Eastern man crashed his motorbike into a utility pole in Pattaya on August 16th. Luckily, the man survived the mishap with minor scrapes on his arms. He was negotiating compensation for the damage he caused to a local shop at the time of reporting.