34-year-old driver passes away after pickup truck driving in wrong lane crashes into his motorbike in Chonburi

Phan Thong –

A 34-year-old Thai man has been pronounced dead at the scene after a pickup truck driver attempting to overtake another vehicle by driving in the wrong lane crashed into his motorbike in the Phan Thong district yesterday morning (October 16th).

The Phan Thong Police were notified of the accident at 9:30 A.M. on Phan Thong – Marp Pong Road in the Marp Pong sub-district,

The emergency response teams arrived at the scene to find the body of Mr. Surat Boon Ngern, 34, who was unconscious. He was taken to a local hospital where he was unfortunately pronounced dead upon arrival.

First responders located Surat’s heavily damaged motorbike in a forested area just off the roadway. The equally heavily damaged pickup truck was nearby.

The pickup truck driver, Mr. Worrawit Inkampa, 29, who was not injured, told Phan Thong police, “I was trying to overtake another vehicle from the left lane. Unfortunately, I lost control of my vehicle while attempting to do so and had not noticed Mr. Surat in the lane when I attempted to overtake the car in front of me. I was unable to avoid colliding with Mr. Surat. I am very sorry for this accident.”

Mr. Worrawit was taken to a local Phan Thong police station. Phan Thong police told TPN media that Worrawit is facing charges of reckless driving causing a fatality, and has so far admitted to the charges placed against him.

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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 closing in on two years. Specializes primarily in local news for Pattaya 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 except when commuting between the two.