14 Year-Old Motorbike Rider Dies BMW Sedan Crashes Into Him in Thalang

Thalang –

A 14 year-old rider was pronounced dead at the scene after a BMW collided with his motorbike in the Thep Krasattri sub-district.

The Thalang Police were notified of the accident on Wednesday night (June 5th) on the Thep Krasattri Road north bound lane at a U-turn near a gas station. Emergency responders and the Phuket Express arrived at the scene to find the damaged motorbike and the BMW sedan on the road.

The 14-year-old rider was from Thalang and was pronounced dead at the scene. His name was withheld due to his age. The driver of the BMW, identified only as Mr. Phontoe, 40, from Thakua Thung, Phang Nga, presented himself at the Sakoo Police Station which is about 10 kilometers from the scene. Mr. Phontoe had left the BMW at the accident site and left the scene but then presented himself at the police station almost immediately.

The victim’s friend, identified only as Mr. Eakkapong, or Eak, told The Phuket Express that he was driving nearby on another motorbike. Mr. Eak’s motorbike broke down while he was attempting to make a U-turn. The victim and Mr. Eak were trying to figure out the cause of the motorbike mechanical failure when the accident took place.

The Thalang Police have yet to identify possible legal charges for the sedan driver. The Thalang Police Colonel Nikorn Choothong told the Phuket Express that an alcohol test was conducted on Mr. Phontoe but he was not over the legal limit.

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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.