Rescue workers help bring down injured Thai man from Chonburi area mountain after off-road motorbike accident

Chonburi –

A 37-year-old Thai man has been rescued after an off-road motorbike accident on a small mountain in Ban Bueng.

Rescue workers were called to the Khao Kaeo – Chompu area near Nong Nam Kaeo Road in the Klong Kiw sub-district over the past weekend.

Rescue workers arrived at the scene on the mountain to find Mr. Pala Butrak, 37. He had broken his left leg after falling from his motorbike on a rough section of dirt road on the mountain. It took more than half an hour to move the injured man from the area before he was rushed to a local hospital for medical assistance.

Mr. Pala’s friend, who declined to give his name to the associated press, said there were about 30 motorbikes, dirtbikes, and other vehicles who regularly drove together on the dirt tracks and roads around the mountain on weekends. He denied speculation that the group had been racing or speeding.

Mr. Pala reportedly lost control of his motorbike on a particularly rough section of dirt road before falling off and breaking his left leg. Rescue workers carried Mr. Pala nearly one kilometer to where pick-up trucks were able to easier reach the injured man and rescue staff.

He remains in a local hospital recovering as of press time and according to doctors is expected to make a full recovery.

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 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.