Local motorcyclist killed instantly in Pattaya area after reportedly crashing into six-wheel container truck waiting at a red light

Banglamung, Chonburi –

A local motorcyclist was killed instantly last night, May 15th, after crashing into a six-wheel container truck that was waiting for the green light at an inbound motorway in Banglamung District, Chonburi.

Volunteers from Sawang Boriboon Thammasathan and local police arrived at the scene after being alerted of the incident as of 9:30 PM. The body of a 52-year-old motorcyclist, Somchai Puttsasang, along with a wreck of a motorcycle were found at the rear of the six-wheeler.

Truck driver Songkiat Duangkaew, 26, told the police that he was heading to deliver paper to a paper company in the Pattaya branch and was stopped at the intersection, waiting for the traffic light to turn green. Suddenly, he felt a strong impact come from the back of his vehicle and a loud bang was heard. He stated he shockingly noticed a crashed motorcycle at the back of the truck and a safety helmet was scattered on the road when he looked from his rear mirror. He hurriedly reported the incident to a police officer as soon as he recovered from his shock.

Initially, Police Lieutenant Colonel Natchapon Saengsee, deputy inspector of the Pattaya Police Station, had ordered the examination of the CCTV footage nearby. Songkiat was taken to the police station for further questioning. The family of the victim were also contacted.

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