Early Tuesday morning in Pattaya, a Thai driver plowed his car into a power pole on Thepprasit Road, sustaining injuries. Subsequently, an unsuspecting tourist from Saudi Arabia fell off his motorbike due to the power pole that had fallen across the road.
The accident was reported to Pattaya Police at 5:30 AM today, October 3rd, on Thepprasit Road in the Nongprue sub-district, Banglamung district, Chonburi province. The mishap prompted police and rescuers to rush to the scene.
There, a white Toyota Revo pickup truck was found to have collided with a power pole. The truck had displaced the pole over 200 meters from its original position and caused it to block Thepprasit Road. The pickup truck had suffered significant damage.
The truck driver, Mr. Songyot Haopan, was moderately injured in the accident. He was provided with initial medical assistance by rescue personnel before being transported to Banglamung Hospital.
Additionally, another injured person, Mr. Osa Husen, 50, of Saudi Arabian nationality, was found at the scene. The tourist, who was not involved in the initial collision, sustained non-serious abrasions, as he had been riding a motorcycle and came into contact with the wires from the pole that were blocking the road. The contact caused him to fall onto the road.
The tourist was transported to a local hospital for medical attention. Pattaya Police are reportedly planning to charge the truck driver, but it is unclear if they will have him financially compensate the tourist or not.