16-year-old Thai Street Racer Races Away from Chonburi Police and Crashes into Minivan

Chonburi —

A 16-year-old Thai motorbike racer suffered serious injuries after racing away from the Chonburi police and crashing into a minivan Saturday night, July 15th.

The accident took place on 36 Road inbound to Rayong province near the entrance of a sheep farm in the Nong Pla Lai sub-district of Banglamung district, Chonburi province. The Sawang Boriboon rescue workers rushed to the scene of the accident after receiving a notification.

The rescuers found an injured teenage boy lying motionless on the road, bleeding. He was unresponsive and had a weak pulse. The rescue team provided basic medical assistance before transporting him to Banglamung Hospital. The boy was known later to be only 16 years old and due to his age his name was withheld. His Honda Wave motorcycle with severe damage to the frontal part was discovered at the scene.

According to Mr. Pongpech, 29, a minivan driver involved in the accident, he said he left his house in Pattaya heading towards Suvarnabhumi Airport to pick up a client. Before reaching the accident scene, he was driving at a speed of 60 km/hour when a group of around 50-60 motorbike riders, mostly teenagers, appeared and raced towards him. The group rode in a reckless and hurried manner before one of them crashed into his vehicle.

According to the Banglamung police, the group was running away from police officers who attempted to catch them following a noise complaint from residents. Several teenage boys were arrested, while many could get away. The police are proceeding with legal action against the children and their parents. As for the injured 16-year-old, he is still in a coma, according to the police.

This comes the same day that a Kuwaiti motorbike racer was also injured in Pattaya.

Aim Tanakorn
The local news translator at The Pattaya News. Aim is a twenty-four year old who currently lives in Bangkok. Interested in English translation, story-telling, and entrepreneurship, he believes that hard-working is an indispensable component of every success in this world.