Driver survives, jumping from his motorbike before falling into construction pit in Pattaya


A young driver has survived after jumping from his motorbike just before it fell into a construction pit in Pattaya last night.

Emergency responders were notified of the accident at 9:00 PM last night on Sukhumvit Road near the Nongprue Intersection.

Emergency responders and The Pattaya News arrived at the scene to find a 10 meter wide pit filled with water. His motorbike was found in the pit.

The motorbike driver, Mr. Tamrongsak Pongburut, 31, had only sustained minor injuries.

He told The Pattaya News that he felt that the pit was not clearly marked and the area was dark. He was unable to see it. Luckily he jumped off his motorbike just before it fell into the pit. Police stated he was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol and cooperative.

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 three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also 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.