UPDATE: Banglamung District Chief Orders Increased Lighting After Rider Falls into Road Excavation Pit

Chonburi —

Following a recent incident where a food delivery rider fell into an excavation pit in Pattaya due to the lack of lighting, Banglamung District Chief Mr. Weekit Manarojkit visited the area today and ordered increased lighting in the area to prevent similar accidents from recurring.

A video of the accident aftermath can be seen here on our YouTube channel.

First our previous story:

A female food delivery driver narrowly escaped death after falling into a construction hole in Pattaya on the night of June 30th.

Now for our update:

The accident involved Ms. Nattanicha Owat, a 28-year-old food delivery rider, who sustained injuries after her motorcycle plunged into the pit while she was driving back home during a rainy night.

According to an update from Mr. Weekit, Ms. Nattanicha’s injuries were not serious, and she has already received compensation for her medical expenses from the project contractor. The district chief explained that the road where the accident occurred is currently undergoing construction as part of a project to expand the water supply network in the Nongprue area.

The project is funded by the Chonburi Provincial Administrative Organization with a budget of 79.299 million baht and is expected to be completed by August 11th, 2024. Unfortunately, the excavation accidentally damaged power lines in the area, resulting in power outages and limiting visibility.

In response to these issues, Mr. Weekit instructed the contractor to install more lighting or reflective stickers in the vicinity of the excavation pit to improve visibility and prevent further accidents.

Additionally, the Pattaya Regional Electricity Authority is repairing the damaged power lines to stop further electricity outages.

It was reported by local residents that three similar accidents have occurred in this area since the construction began.

Aim Tanakorn
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