Unidentified driver seriously injured after crashing his motorbike into a parked pickup truck in Don Hualor

PHOTO: Wisarn Sangjaroen / TOPNEWS

Chonburi –

An unidentified male driver has sustained serious injuries after he crashed his motorbike into a parked pickup truck whose driver was eating noodles nearby in Mueang Chonburi earlier this week.

The Don Hualor Police was notified of the accident ten minutes before curfew time earlier this week in the Don Hualor sub-district. Chonburi is currently under a mandatory 9:00 P.M. to 4:00 A.M. curfew due to Covid-19 regulations and has been since mid-July.

Emergency responders arrived at the scene to find an unidentified man, who appeared to be Thai, with no ID or license on his person who was lying unconscious on the road. He had sustained severe head injuries and was not wearing a protective helmet at the time of the accident. He was rushed to a local hospital for urgent medical assistance, his condition as of press time was unknown.

The driver’s damaged black motorbike was found on the road and a damaged blue pickup truck was parked on the side of the road.

PHOTO: Wisarn Sangjaroen / TOPNEWS

The pickup truck driver, Mr. Wirat Namtaku, 27, from Udon Thani was waiting for police at the scene.

Wirat told Don Hualor police, “I parked my pickup truck near a noodle restaurant. I was eating noodles when I heard a deafening crashing sound nearby.”

“I ran out from the restaurant and discovered that the driver’s motorbike had crashed into my pickup truck. However, it was unclear exactly what caused the accident.”

Police are checking CCTV to determine if Wirat had properly parked his vehicle as well as the sequence of events that led to the accident. Don Hualor police also stated to the associated Thai press that they are working on identifying the driver of the motorbike.


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Goong 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 three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Pattaya, Chonburi, and Phuket, 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.