British Man Killed in Pattaya Motorcycle Accident

Pattaya —

A British man was killed in a motorcycle accident in Pattaya on the night of May 21st, 2024. An eyewitness claimed the deceased was arguing with another driver while driving in heavy rain before the accident occurred.

At around 11:06 PM, Nongprue police and Sawang Boriboon rescue workers received reports of the accident on Soi Map Yai Lia 24, Nongprue sub-district, Banglamung district, Chonburi province. They immediately rushed to the scene.

Upon authorities’ arrival, they found the victim, publicly identified later by police as Mr. John William Palmer, a 56-year-old British national, lying on the roadside. Beside him was his severely damaged bronze Honda Air Blade motorcycle. Mr. John was pronounced dead at the scene by rescue teams due to serious injuries.

According to an eyewitness, identified by police only as Mr. Panithan, 27, Mr. John was seemingly arguing with a vendor riding a saleng (a motorbike with a side car) in the middle of a heavy rain before the accident. The eyewitness stated that the saleng overtook Mr. John’s motorbike, and shortly after this, Mr. John suddenly lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a power pole.

Nongprue police are investigating the incident and have collected CCTV footage from the area to identify the other involved driver and further determine if the statements from the eyewitness were correct. The victim’s body was taken to Banglamung Hospital, where it awaits the arrival of his family.

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.