Pattaya Motorbike Rider Brawls with Kuwaiti Tourist over Traffic Accident

Pattaya —

A group of Thai men clashed with Kuwaiti tourists over a minor traffic accident in South Pattaya.

The violence was reported to police at 00:46 AM on Thursday, August 10th. It happened in front of an unnamed Islamic restaurant located in Soi Yen Sabai, South Pattaya.

According to a CCTV recording and witnesses’ statements, it appeared that a Thai motorcyclist got into a minor traffic accident with a Kuwaiti tourist. This led to a verbal exchange before the peers of the tourist arrived on motorcycles to pick him up to escape the situation. However, the Thai local, accompanied by multiple friends, allegedly followed and confronted them at a restaurant, leading to a physical assault. Reportedly, the Thai man wanted compensation from the Kuwaiti man for the accident and the tourist refused.

Fortunately, Good Samaritans were able to intervene and prevent both sides from seriously harming one another. The two groups eventually separated, but not before damaging some of the restaurant’s property.

Although the identities of those involved were not given, it was reported that the Thai motorcyclist reported himself to the Pattaya police station intending to apologize and compensate for the damage to the restaurant. The Kuwaiti tourist, on the other hand, did not show up, according to police. As a result, the authorities decided to document the incident for future potential legal action and review CCTV to attempt to identify the Kuwaiti man, who may still owe compensation for the accident.

In another recent incident, a large group of Kuwaiti men obstructed Pattaya rescue services from rushing their injured friend in a traffic accident to a hospital for no reason.

Pattaya authorities have met with rental motorbike operators to find a way to stop these tourists from disturbing the public with their rented motorbikes.

They ruled that operators must strictly check the identity documents of their Kuwaiti customers and keep a record of them, in case those customers used the vehicles to engage in street racing and disturb the public.

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.