A Kuwaiti motorbike racer driving in a group of four other foreigners crashed into a stationary pickup truck in Pattaya and suffered several injuries. Nobody, however, reportedly cooperated with the police, so all five bikes were impounded.
The accident occurred in the early morning of August 18th on Jomtien Beach Road at the entry of Soi 9 in Banglamung. Sawang Boriboon rescue services assisted one Kuwaiti racer who crashed his rented Honda PCX bike into a stationary Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck on the side of the road and hurt himself.
According to reports, the Kuwaiti man suffered a serious head injury and scrapes and did not provide his name to the police who arrived later and tried to initially refuse medical treatment. His four foreign friends who were with him only shouted incomprehensibly at rescue workers, police, and reporters, and refused to tell officers which bike they rode, so the Pattaya police officers decided to impound all five bikes.
None of the men were able to provide licenses, insurance, registration, rental documentation, or other mandatory documents to legally drive in Thailand, although it was unclear if they refused to cooperate or did not have the requested items as they only continued to yell at officials in a foreign language. The men also did not appear to have been using motorbike helmets.
A Thai resident who witnessed the accident told law enforcement officials that he saw the Kuwaiti men racing in a group with his friends around 3.40 a.m. The injured man then tried to overtake a freight tricycle but lost his balance and crashed into a pickup truck, resulting in his hospitalization.
Initially, the police would review CCTV footage to identify the cause of the accident. Also, the police would attempt to identify the person who rented the bikes to these Kuwaiti people. However, it was unclear if they would face legal action or not. The four friends of the injured man were detained and taken to a local police station for further questioning, but as of press time were continuing to be uncooperative.
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