Two women on a motorbike who admitted to driving the wrong way on a public road have sustained injuries after braking suddenly and falling after seeing a cement truck taking a U-Turn in front of them yesterday.
Rescue workers were notified of the accident on Road No 331 (Khao Maikaew -Sattahip) at a U-Turn near the Khao Maikaew Royal Forest Office just before curfew last night.
Police, emergency responders and The Pattaya News arrived at the scene to find two injured women who are named as Ms. Janjara Udomrat and 17 year old Ms. Piyachat Rttipu. They were taken to a local hospital for medical assistance.
Nearby, rescue workers found a damaged motorbike and a cement truck. The truck driver, 37 year old Phongsak Buaaem, was waiting for police at the scene.
The truck driver told The Pattaya News that while he was taking a U-turn the two women on the motorbike was driving from the opposite direction on the wrong side of the road. They braked suddenly, crashing the bike before they could hit the cement truck.
Banglamung police stated they are considering whether or not to press charges against the women for driving the wrong way.