Intoxicated female driver injured after crashing her motorbike into a tree in Banglamung

Banglamung –

An intoxicated female motorbike driver has sustained injuries after she crashed her motorbike into a tree in Banglamung early this morning (January 17th).

Emergency responders were notified of the accident at 1:30 A.M. in Soi Nongprue 4. They arrived at the scene to find the damaged motorbike and the injured woman lying on the road near a damaged tree.

Ms. Sawika Somnim, 27, from Chaiyaphum, had sustained injuries and was covered with blood. She was rushed to a local hospital for immediate medical assistance.

Ms. Sawika was cognizant and spoke to emergency responders while being taken to a hospital “I drank alcohol a little before driving back to my home from a social gathering. I lost control of my motorbike before crashing into a tree.”

Law enforcement officers from Banglamung did not immediately release a statement on if any charges would be filed over the accident.


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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.