Foreign ex-pat riding a bicycle dies after being hit by a pickup truck driver in the Pattaya area

PHOTO: Amphon Sangkaeo / 77kaoded

Banglamung/Pattaya –

A foreign bicycle rider, believed to be a local ex-pat, has been pronounced dead at the scene after being hit by a pickup truck driver in the Banglamung area this morning.

Police and emergency responders were notified of the accident on Number 331 Road (Sattahip – Korat) in the Huayyai sub-district before noon today (February 21st).

Emergency responders arrived at the scene to find the foreign man lying unconscious on the road. He was later, despite the best efforts of first responders, pronounced dead at the scene. His heavily damaged bicycle was lying nearby and was later taken as evidence by Banglamung police.

The foreign man, who appeared to be in his late 60’s or early 70’s, was not fully identified by law enforcement, only releasing partial information. However, The Pattaya News is witholding his name pending embassy and family notification.

Emergency responders told TPN reporters when they arrived at the scene, no pickup truck was found. They stated that the truck was moved away from the scene of the accident but the driver had not fled the scene.

The driver was later identified as Mr. Samreang Unan, age not given. He told police, “I was in the right lane. There was a truck in the left lane. The bicycle rider changed his own direction suddenly and I was unable to avoid the collision.”

Banglamung police are continuing their investigation for further potential legal action and to determine the exact sequence of events. The area where the accident took place was somewhat rural and it is not believed that CCTV was in the vicinity. As of press time, it had not been determined by officers involved in the investigation what, if any, legal charges Mr. Samreang would face.


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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 four year. 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.