7 People Injured, One Dead in Early Morning Pattaya Traffic Accident

Pattaya, Thailand-

Seven people were injured and one person died at the scene after a collision between a speeding motorcyclist and a pick-up truck style vehicle carrying many people in the rear of the truck this morning, August 12th, 2023.

The accident took place at 3:00 A.M. on the Nong Ket Yai Railway Road near Moo 8. Sawang Boriboon Rescue teams, Banglamung Hospital medical staff, and The Pattaya News rushed to the scene after the original urgent notification of the accident. Seven people were found scattered across the roadway with a variety of injuries and were given urgent treatment by medical staff and taken to local hospitals. One person, the motorcycle rider of a Honda CPR 650, which is also called a “big bike” in Thailand, was killed instantly. He was identified as Mr. Nonthapong Wongkaew, 30. The driver of the truck, Mr. Surapat Ketdee, 37, who was not injured, said that the group in his truck were returning from selling noodles at a temple fair and market. He stated that the motorcycle rider, Nonthapong, attempted to overtake them but crashed into the truck instead, causing the crash and causing the truck to roll over multiple times. Pol. Capt. Wongsathorn Makkanan, Deputy Inspector General of Investigation, told The Pattaya News that initial CCTV review seemed to confirm Surapat’s statements. As of press time, the injured continued to recover in a local hospital. Most had miraculously suffered only minor injuries.

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