Mueng district, Chonburi —
An Australian big bike rider died after trying to evade a truck at high speed and crashing into a power pole.
The victim, whose name was withheld pending embassy and family contact, got into a traffic accident in the Samnak Bok subdistrict of Mueang district, Chonburi, on Tuesday, November 1st.
The Australian victim sustained a broken neck and arms and instantly died at the accident scene. His demolished red Kawasaki ER6N 650 CC was found at the scene.
An eyewitness, Mr. Katawut Tangkaew, told Mueang police he saw the victim driving at high speed. He then tried to evade a truck that was entering an alley and crashed into a power pole. The victim wore a motorcycle helmet, Katawut stated.
The victim’s body was transported to a local hospital. Mueang police would examine CCTV footage to identify the truck driver to bring him in for questioning.