A 40-year-old Thai man was hospitalized after reportedly punching a motorcycle taxi rider in Pattaya and getting stabbed in the chest in retaliation.
Sawang Boriboon rescue workers administered medical assistance to the stabbing victim, Mr. Weerawit Ratchatasakornphon, 40, after he got into a violent altercation involving road rage with an angry motorcycle taxi rider.
The victim was found alone yesterday, October 23rd, at the Phothisan Market in the Naklua subdistrict of Banglamung. He suffered a stab wound to his right chest and waited for help in his white sedan. He was then transported to a nearby hospital for urgent medical care.
35-year-old eyewitness Mr. Chalermchai Utama said he heard and saw the victim harshly arguing with an unidentified motorcycle taxi rider about driving etiquette. The victim then reportedly began throwing punches at the rider and suddenly collapsed to the ground after getting impaled in the chest with a sharp weapon. The suspect escaped after the incident.
Pattaya police told local media that the suspect was captured on CCTV footage and would be arrested soon.