Teenage motorbike driver injured, nearly hung, after running into loose hanging communication cables in Pattaya

Pattaya –

A teenage driver has sustained several injuries after she became entangled by hanging telecommunications cables and fell off her motorbike in South Pattaya on a dark road yesterday.

The 17-year-old, whose name was withheld due to being a minor, told The Pattaya News reporters, “Yesterday (June 24th) I was driving my motorbike on the way home in the mid-evening from Soi Khao Talo to Soi Kor Pai on an extremely dark road.”

“I ran into a cluster of telecommunications cables that had dropped down and were hanging loosely onto the road. The cables hooked my neck and caused me to crash and fall off, nearly hanging me in the process before I was able to free myself.” The teenager explained to the Pattaya News reporters.

“Local residents sitting outside nearby saw me and helped me. I have some wounds on my neck, arm, and back. My motorbike was also damaged from the accident.” She added.

Her mother, Ms. Nilawan Jitsom, 35, told The Pattaya News, “My daughter was taken to a local hospital for her injuries and was subjected to a period of tests. She suffered severe whiplash and injuries and vomited for several hours after the incident. I feel that someone should take responsibility for this accident and my daughter’s injuries.”

As of press time, no organization or authority has come forward to express responsibility and offer support or financial assistance according to Nilawan.


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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.