A teenage motorbike racer died after he crashed into a trailer truck in Banglamung.
The Banglamung Police were notified of the accident on Saturday, in the early morning (April 29th), on Highway 36 Road in front of an international school in Nong Plalai.
Emergency responders and the Pattaya News arrived at the scene to find the body of a 14-year-old male teenager, whose name was withheld by The Pattaya News due to his age.
A severe wound was found on the back of his head. One kilometer from the scene they found a trailer truck with a motorbike stuck at the rear of the vehicle. The truck driver, Mr. Boonyuen Inkaew, was waiting for law enforcement at the scene.
Boonyuen told The Pattaya News that there were about four teenage motorbike racers speeding on the road. Three of them were riding in the wrong lane. He said he was afraid to crash into them so he moved into the middle of the highway but he realized after one kilometer that he had somehow collided with one of the motorbike racers and dragged the bike along with his truck.
The teenager’s friends, who also were not identified due to age, told The Pattaya News the deceased teen lost control of his bike before crashing into the truck. The friends admitted that the teens had been racing without proper licenses or equipment. Some of the motorbike racers also fled the scene of the accident, concerned about possible police action.
Banglamung police are continuing their investigation and considering further legal action against both those who fled the scene of the accident without rendering aid to the victim and the truck driver.