Big bike riders crash into sedan in Pattaya, female passenger dies despite helmet

Pattaya —

Big bike riders who were reportedly driving at high speed crashed head-on into a turning sedan in Pattaya yesterday, October 20th, resulting in a fatality of a female passenger despite her wearing a helmet.

The two victims, Mr. Thiti Palakawong Na Ayutthaya, 35, and Ms. Thananya Wansaram, 43, were captured by a CCTV camera while they were driving at high speed on Thepprasit Road in the Nongprue subdistrict of Banglamung, Chonburi, before they rammed into a sedan that was trying to make a turn.

The impact sent Thiti and Thananya flying, severely injuring them both. Sawang Boriboon rescue workers administered medical assistance, but they could not feel Thananya’s pulse. The victims were then transported to Pattaya Hospital, but Thanaya succumbed to her injuries and passed away. Both riders wore full-face helmets, according to CCTV.

The sedan had already given a turn signal as seen in the CCTV. The sedan’s driver Ms. Thitima Duangmalai, 45, said she parked her car on the side of the road to go grab a meal. When she returned and tried to make a turn in the middle of the road, the big bike riders suddenly crashed into her.

The victims rode a Kawasaki GSX-S 750. Thiti, who survived the accident, still remained at the hospital. Pattaya police said they would summon the sedan’s driver for questioning later.


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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.