Chopper Rider Seriously Burned in Pattaya Motorbike Crash

Pattaya —

A chopper rider sustained serious burn injuries in a fiery collision with a pickup truck on Sukhumvit Road early Friday morning, March 15th.

The accident occurred at 3:00 AM at the intersection of Motorway 7, inbound to Chonburi, in the Nongprue sub-district, Banglamung district, Chonburi province. The Sawang Boriboon Thammasathan Pattaya Rescue Foundation received a report of the crash and dispatched emergency responders to the scene.

There, rescue workers found Mr. Yutthana Empong, a chopper rider, lying in the road with severe burns. He received first aid and was transported to Banglamung Hospital for emergency treatment.

Mr. Yutthana’s vehicle, a black chopper, was found badly damaged and engulfed in flames. Bystanders extinguished the fire with fire extinguishers before emergency services arrived.

Rescue workers found an involved pickup truck, a bronze Isuzu, parked inside a nearby gas station with rear-end damage. The driver, Mr. Jakkrit Phatrak, 21, waited at the scene.

Mr. Jakkrit told Banglamung police that he was transporting workers to a worksite when the collision occurred. He stated he was stopped at a red light when he felt a forceful impact from behind. He saw the motorcycle on fire and immediately moved his vehicle to the gas station before extinguishing the flames and calling for help.

A passenger in the pickup truck, Mr. Sang, a 45-year-old Laotian national, stated that he witnessed the motorcycle approaching at high speed before colliding with the back of the truck and bursting into flames.

Police are still investigating the exact cause of the accident as of press time.


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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.