61-year-old driver hit by motorbike rider and dies while switching drivers on highway roadside in Pattaya

Bang Lamung, Pattaya —

A 61-year-old male driver was hit by a motorbike and died while switching drivers on the highway roadside due to fatigue.

At 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 7th, Pol. Lt. Col. Phakhonphon Siriwutikapraph from the Pattaya Police Station, was notified of a road accident with two injured people on Highway Route 7.

Police and rescue personnel arrived at the scene to find the first male victim Prathan Tansiri, 61, in critical condition. He was given CPR but later passed away due to serious injuries, according to reports. Police also discovered the second victim Woraphon Khamchomphu, 28, who similarly sustained multiple injuries but still survived. He was taken to Bang Lamung Hospital for emergency aid.

Chuleewan Chonchinorot, a 41-year-old passenger of Prathan, told the press that Prathan and her were taking a monk back to a nearby temple after completing a religious mission in Pattaya. Prathan then pulled over his black Mercedes Benz on the side of the highway to switch driving with her because he felt fatigued. However, the second victim who was on a motorbike appeared out of nowhere and crashed into him, seriously injuring them both and costed Prathan’s life eventually. Chuleewan and the monk were reportedly safe.
Pattaya police were currently reviewing security footage in order to proceed with legal action and would question the motorbike rider once he recovered.

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Aim Tanakorn
The local news translator at The Pattaya News. Aim is a twenty-four year old who currently lives in Bangkok. Interested in English translation, story-telling, and entrepreneurship, he believes that hard-working is an indispensable component of every success in this world.