Driver seriously injured after pickup truck crashes into motorbike at Pattaya intersection


A motorbike driver has sustained serious injuries after colliding with a pickup truck at an intersection in South Pattaya early yesterday morning.

Emergency responders were notified of the accident at 2:00 AM yesterday morning at a South Pattaya intersection.

They and The Pattaya News arrived at the scene to find a damaged container pickup truck and a motorbike on the road.

The motorbike driver, Ms. Kean Prakaikaew, 43, had sustained serious injuries to her skull and was bleeding heavily. She was rushed to a local hospital.

The pickup truck driver, Arsarn Yamkornthai, 40, told The Pattaya News that there was an orange blinking at the traffic light and it appeared to have technical issues.

Ms. Kean was driving at allegedly high speed through the traffic light without pausing despite the warning signals, according to Arsarn. Arsarn claimed he was unable to stop.

However, Pattaya police are checking CCTV footage at the intersection to find the exact cause of the accident for further potential legal action. The traffic light is also being reviewed for any potential technical issues.

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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.