77-year-old female pedestrian dies after being hit by a speeding motorbike rider in Chonburi

PHOTO: Dragon Rescue 72

Chonburi –

A 77-year-old pedestrian has been pronounced dead at the scene after being hit by a motorbike in Mueang Chonburi district.

The Don Hualor Police was notified of the accident on Suk Prayoon Road in the Don Hualor sub-district this week. They arrived at the scene to find Mrs. Airikanya Hiraorayoonpong, 77, unconscious on the road. She was later pronounced dead at the scene by emergency responders.

PHOTO: Dragon Rescue 72

Nearby, rescue workers found a damaged motorbike. The driver, Mr. Chatphon Panthong, 27, admitted to speeding and told Dragon Rescue services, “I was driving at about 100 kilometers per hour when the pedestrian crossed the road. I was unable to avoid hitting her. I am very sorry about this accident.”

Chatphon suffered only minor injuries and was wearing a helmet.

A witness, Mr. Chamnan Yospanya, 34, told Nongprue Police, “The pedestrian‘s house was nearby. She had crossed the road to buy some food from a vendor. The motorbike driven by Chatphon was driving at high speed when he collided with her.”

Nongprue Police spoke at length with Chatphon, who is likely to face charges of reckless driving leading to death.


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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.