58-year-old man survives after being hit by a train in Chonburi

PHOTO: Wisarn Sangjaroen / Top News

Phanthong District, Chonburi

A 58-year-old man was reported as seriously injured after allegedly attempting suicide by getting hit by a train with a possible motive to follow his departed friend.

The Phan Thong inspector Mr. Charuk Phothong and the rescue team went to Bang Nang – Phanthong railway, Na Pradu sub-district, after receiving an emergency report that a man was hit by a train.

At the incident, the victim, whose name was withheld per editorial policy, 58, was lying unconscious with severe head and arm injuries, heavy bleeding, and fractured shoulders. He was then quickly transported to an emergency unit at a nearby hospital, according to the report.

About 200 meters from the incident scene, a yellow train numbered 5116 was parked with a bloodstain at the front, and lying beside it was a motorcycle, gray, Yamaha Mate 100, which belonged to the victim.

The train operators did not provide any information to the press and immediately drove the train away after giving a brief statement to law enforcement according to local media.

Mr. Somkid Kamnuek, 50, the victim’s neighbor, revealed that three days earlier the victim told him that he was stressed about his wife and child. He had supported his wife and child until they both achieved a doctorate and a bachelor’s degree but had recently run into personal issues with them stemming from financial-related arguments.

And previously, his closest and best friend had passed away suddenly, which possibly drove him to attempt to commit suicide, according to Mr. Somkid’s speculation.

An eyewitness stated the victim deliberately drove his motorbike into the train but survived as he was only “nicked” by the side of the train versus a full hit. Regardless, he still suffered serious injuries and remained at a local hospital as of press time.

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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.