Dutch expat killed after his motorbike crashed into power pole in Banglamung


A Dutch expat driver has died at the scene after his motorbike slammed into a power pole in Banglamung this afternoon.

Captain Phonchai Luaphon of the Huayyai Police was notified of the accident at 4:00 PM on Tessaban 1 Road near Soi 6 in the Huayyai sub-district.

Police, emergency responders and The Pattaya News arrived at the scene to find a damaged motorbike crashed into a power pole on the side of the road. He had been wearing a helmet but it was knocked off and found at the scene.

Nearby rescue workers found the body of the Dutch male expat, 72. (The Pattaya News has withheld his name pending contact of his embassy and family notification.)

His remains were taken to a local hospital. However, police are continuing their investigation to find the exact cause of the accident. There were not any witnesses that immediately came forward to discuss the situation.

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.