51-year-old motorbike driver seriously injured in Ban Bueng accident, other vehicle flees but drops license plate

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Ban Bueng, Chonburi –

A 51-year-old female motorbike driver has sustained severe injuries after being hit by a pickup truck at an intersection in Ban Bueng on Saturday (November 6th). The driver of the pickup truck fled the scene, however, the license plate of their vehicle came loose and fell onto the road, helping police track down the driver.

Emergency responders were notified of the accident at 6:30 P.M. at a Ban Bueng Intersection. They arrived at the scene to find an injured woman, Ms. Puangpan Monyao, 51, lying on the road near her damaged motorbike.

She was unconscious and was rushed to a local hospital. A license plate, reportedly belonging to the other vehicle involved in the accident, was found at the scene.

Two witnesses who were also at the traffic light, Ms. Janjira, 35, and Mr. Suwatchai, last names withheld at their request, told the associated Thai press, “The light was changing from red to green and motorists began slowly moving.”

“The pickup truck driver ran through a red light before crashing into the motorbike. The pickup truck driver reversed and then proceeded to speed away without stopping to see if the person they hit was injured or worse. ” Both witnesses stated to the press and law enforcement officers.

The Ban Bueng Police later successfully tracked down the pickup truck from the license plate. The pickup truck was registered to Ms. Laksika Tarai, according to Ban Bueng police. However, she reportedly told police that on the day in question her father driving her pickup truck.

Ban Bueng police continue to investigate the incident and plan to further question both the owner of the pickup truck and her father.


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Goongnang Suksawat
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.