Chonburi teenager dies after crashing his motorbike into parked pickup truck

PHOTO: Puen Khao Sai Joa

Chonburi –

A young driver has been pronounced dead at the scene after he crashed his motorbike into a parked pickup truck on the side of a Chonburi road. The driver of the parked truck had pulled over to look up directions on a GPS unit.

The Muang Chonburi Police was notified of the accident over the past weekend on Bypass Road in the Baan Suan sub-district .

Emergency responders arrived at the scene to find Mr. Sahapat Tippuang, 18. He had sustained severe head injuries. He had been reportedly wearing a helmet, however, it came off during the accident. His motorbike was severely damaged.

PHOTO: Puen Khao Sai Joa

The pickup truck driver, Mr. Akkaradet Sangprach, 19, told local Thai media, “I was heading from Samut Prakan to a temple in the Mueang Chonburi district.”

“I got lost before I stopped on the side of the road to look up directions on my GPS unit. While I was researching how to get to the temple in Chonburi Mr. Sahapat crashed into the back of my pickup truck.”

Chonburi police are reviewing CCTV nearby to determine the exact sequence of events that led to the tragic accident.

Story by The Pattaya News


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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.