Motorcyclist killed after reportedly trying to beat train in Pattaya

Pattaya —

A female 60-year-old motorcyclist died instantly after getting hit by a train while trying to cross the railway.

Sawang Boriboon rescue services and Pattaya police rushed to a railway near Pattaya City 7 School in the Nongprue subdistrict of Banglamung, Chonburi, after being notified of a fatal road accident at 3 PM Friday, October 7th.

Many onlookers were present at the scene where the train Number 284 Phlu Ta Luang-Bangkok was parked. The victim, identified as Mrs. Thongmoh Chanbang, 60, was found dead in the tall grass beside the railway, sustaining multiple severe injuries. Her pink crushed Honda Scoopy motorbike was discovered nearby.

Train passengers were reportedly terrified by this accident. The woman’s relatives and children later arrived at the railway and were reportedly devastated by their loss. The woman’s body was transferred to a hospital to wait for religious rites.

The train driver, Mr. Damrat Chawongkarn, 47, told The Pattaya News that the railway crossing barrier was functioning normally and that he had already honked his horn. All vehicles were waiting behind the barrier, except for the woman whom Mr. Damrat claimed did not obey the barrier and tried to beat the train, resulting in her tragic death.

Mr. Chakrit Liaochovej, an eyewitness, told The Pattaya News that he got into an accident near the railway on the opposite side of the woman and was negotiating with another party. He said he noticed the woman trying to cross the railway ahead of the train and she was at the center of the railway when she was struck.

Pattaya police photographed the accident scene as evidence. As of press time, the woman’s body is still at Banglamung Hospital.


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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.