A man tried to navigate his motorbike around a road construction detour on Threpprasit Road in Pattaya and fatally crashed his vehicle into a tour bus full of Chinese tourists.
Sawang Boriboon rescuers arrived at the accident scene at 10 PM on Monday, May 1st, to find a black Honda PCX motorbike that had slammed into the front of a tour bus.
The motorbike was stuck in the bus’s front. Its rider, Mr. Wissanu Kanngam, 28, was found in his bike wreckage with grievous injuries. Rescuers could not resuscitate him and pronounced him dead at the scene.
A priest happened to be in the area and prayed for the victim. Mr. Wissanu’s body was transported to Banglamung Hospital.
Mr. Direk Chaikusol, 40, a tour bus driver from the Khunanan & K-MAN Service Company, shared his account of the events leading up to the incident with The Pattaya News. He said while he was driving to Pattaya Beach with many Chinese passengers on board, he noticed a road construction detour ahead.
The detour was very narrow, said Mr. Direk. He then spotted the victim approaching the detour on his motorbike. The man overtook an unidentified vehicle and then crashed head-on into the tour bus.
Pattaya Police are examining CCTV recordings to establish the exact cause of the collision. The victim’s body is awaiting funeral arrangements at Banglamung Hospital.
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