Man falls from Chonburi overpass after motorbike accident, survives with serious injuries

Chonburi –

A motorbike rider has sustained serious injuries after his motorbike crashed on an overpass, causing him to fall and hit the ground ten meters below in the Mueang Chonburi district over the past weekend.

Emergency responders were notified of the accident on an overpass in the Klong Tamru sub-district. They arrived at the scene to find the damaged motorbike on the overpass. Ten meters under the overpass on the ground they found the male motorbike driver aged around 30.  He had sustained severe injuries and was rushed to a local hospital. He was not cognizant but expected to survive, according to first responders.

The motorbike owner was identified as Mr. Witoon Yingpa from Buriram based on the license plate, according to Mueang Chonburi officers. Police are checking to see if the injured man is the motorbike owner. No other identification documents were found with the man.

A witness, Mr. Pichit Koonlabut, 35, told TPN media, “I saw the damaged motorbike lying on the road and I stopped my vehicle, confused at where the driver was until I looked down from the overpass and saw Mr. Witoon lying on the pavement badly injured but alive. I immediately called law enforcement and medical services for assistance.”

Mueang Chonburi police are continuing their investigation to find the exact cause of the accident and to identify the the man. TPN media notes that, technically, motorbikes are illegal on overpasses like the one in this 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 closing in on 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.