Young Kuwaiti street racer crashes into taxi in Pattaya and loses a finger

Pattaya —

A 19-year-old Middle Eastern man from Kuwait, an alleged street racer, crashed into a taxi in Pattaya and lost his finger.

The accident took place early this morning, August 24th, on the Bali Hai overpass in Banglamung’s Nongprue subdistrict. TPN notes motorbikes are forbidden on this overpass legally.

At around 1.30 a.m., Pattaya Sawang Boriboon Thammasathan rescue services aided 19-year-old Mr. Faisal who accidentally crashed his Yamaha Spark motorbike into a taxi. Mr. Faisal, whose last name was withheld pending a full accident investigation, lost his middle finger on the right hand in the accident and was rushed to the nearest hospital.

Sayan Mahathan, a 44-year-old taxi driver, told TPN that he saw Mr. Faisal driving at high speeds in a group of 4-5 people. He then crossed the lane and crashed into his taxi from the front and slammed into the overpass railings, which sadly amputated his finger.

Mr. Faisal is now recovering in a hospital. Meanwhile, Pattaya police said they would review CCTV footage and summon both parties for interrogations.

TPN notes that this is the second traffic accident involving alleged foreign racers in the Pattaya area. The Pattaya Police also previously arrested over 30 Middle Eastern alleged street racers yesterday and pledged to enforce a lot stricter traffic rules.


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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.