An 81-year-old German man crashed his motorbike while navigating a curve in Pattaya and passed away on Wednesday, February 15th.
The accident scene was a curve in Soi 14 in the Naklua sub-district of Banglamung district, Chonburi. Pattaya Police and Sawang Boriboon rescue services rushed there after receiving a report of the accident.
The victim, identified as an 81-year-old German national, who was identified only as Mr. Hans, was found dead in a pool of blood on the road. He was lying upwards and suffered critical head injuries. Inside the victim’s pocket was an undisclosed amount of cash, one smartphone, personal documents, and an ATM card. The police kept them as evidence.
Han’s red Yamaha Nouvo motorbike rammed and got stuck in a metal wall. Pattaya Police told The Pattaya News that they had reviewed CCTV footage around the area and did not find any other parties involved in the fatal crash. However, none of the footage captured the exact moment when the victim crashed into a wall, the police stated.
Initially, it was presumed that the victim may have been driving at high speed and was unfamiliar with the road, according to the police. The road was also very narrow and had an S curve, which may have caused the victim to lose control of his vehicle.
Further reviewing of the CCTV footage is being carried out to determine the exact cause of the collision.