Motorcyclist dies in Pattaya accident
CHON BURI: A motorcyclist was killed when his bike hit a median-strip tree in Pattaya on Wednesday morning.
The accident occurred about 7.30am at a curve on Jomtien Sai 2 road, in front of Lumpini Condominium, in tambon Nong Prue, Bang Lamung district.
Witnesses said the motorcycle veered off the road at a curve and hit a palm tree on the median strip.
Emergency responders found the dead driver face down on the road about 10 metres from his bike, a damaged Kawasaki Ninja 250cc.
The man was later identified as Wetpisit Satitnapa, 24.
Rungnapa Chanthamud, 25, a road sweeper, said she saw the man riding his motorbike along the road almost every day. Most of the time he was going at high speed and not wearing a safety helmet.
The body was sent to Bang Lamung Hospital for post-mortem examination.