Man killed in motorbike accident in Si Racha, spends eight days in tall grass near major road

PHOTO: Singthong Nammala / Top News

Si Racha –

A “big bike” rider was found dead eight days later after an accident in Si Racha, having crashed into a forested area obscured from view only a few feet from a major road.

The Nong Kham Police were notified of the incident at about noon Wednesday (August 25th) at a curve near a golf course on Amata – Nongkwae Road in the Bueng sub-district.

Rescue workers and Si Racha police arrived at the scene after being called by friends of the victim who had successfully found his body. On the side of the road in deep grass, they found the body of Mr. Teerayut Rattanaruek, 40, a staffer of an industrial company in Rayong. An 800cc “big bike” was found on top of his body.

Police believed that Mr. Teerayut died at least eight days before his body was recovered, lying only feet away from a major road but with him and his vehicle buried in deep grass.

His friend, Mr. Chaitat Kerdrueng, 36, told Si Racha police, “My colleagues and I could not contact him since August 18th.  We went to his room but we did not find him. We called several hospitals in the area to see if he was being treated in case he had an accident but failed. ”

“We then decided to trace his route home from work and checked along the normal route he took. At the curve on Amata-Nongkwae Road, we saw signs that something had run into the woods and flattened the grass. We decided to go into the grassy area and investigate.” Chaitat explained.

PHOTO: Singthong Nammala / Top News

“Unfortunately, we found him deceased buried in deep grass and brush with his motorbike on top of him. ” Chaitat concluded.

At this stage, Si Racha police believe that Mr. Teerayut had lost control of his big bike at the Amata curve, plunging into the wooded area on the side of the road pictured in the photo above. Police believe he survived the initial crash but had been trapped and injured under his motorbike and tragically passed away, only a few feet away from potential help. His body is scheduled to be laid to rest by friends and family this week.


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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.