Two young teenage students die after their motorbike collides with trailer truck in Chonburi

PHOTO: Top & Tam 436 Trikhunnatham rescue team


Two teenage students have been pronounced dead after their motorbike was hit by a truck in Mueang Chonburi.

The Don Hualor Police was notified of the accident at 5:30 P.M. yesterday (February 8th) on Suk Prayoon Road in the Don Hualor sub-district.

Emergency responders arrived at the scene to find the body of a 14-year-old male student. His body was trapped under the trailer truck on the road.

Nearby, rescue workers found the passenger, a 13-year-old male student. He had sustained serious head and leg injuries. He was tragically pronounced deceased while he was being transferred to a local hospital.

PHOTO: Top & Tam 436 Trikhunnatham rescue team

The two teenagers damaged motorbike was found 50 meters from the truck.

PHOTO: Top & Tam 436 Trikhunnatham rescue team

The trailer truck driver, Mr. Banjongsak Somboon, 41, told Don Hualor police, “There was a pickup truck coming out from the entry road to a temple without warning.”

“I tried to avoid the pickup truck as I was sure there were no other vehicles near the truck.”

Police said the truck driver is facing charges of reckless driving causing death.


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Goongnang Suksawat
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.