A TEENAGER riding a big bike to visit a waterfall in Nakhon Nayok province together with other teen motorcyclists last night died after he hit a big tree on the traffic island, Thai Rath newspaper reported today (August 30, 2020).
Pol. Capt. Surachai Kamolvibool, deputy inspector at Ongkharak police station, Nakhon Nayok, rushed to the scene of the accident at kilometre 52-53 of Nakhon Nayok-Rangsit road, in front of Wat Thaweepulangsan temple, together with Savang Ariya Rescue Unit shortly after midnight last night.
There they found a red Ducati smashed by a heavy branch of a large supanniga tree that had fallen on it with the wheels detached and the motorcycle crumpled into a pile of scrap.
The rider, later identified as Mr. Chanon Chuchat, 17, a resident of Nonthaburi province was severely injured and the rescuers administered CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and rushed him to HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Medical Centre, where he later died.
Friends of the deceased teenager said he was among 20 bikers from Nonthaburi who were riding at night to a waterfall in Nakhon Nayok. However when they reached the point of the accident somehow the big bike skidded and climbed onto the traffic island, where it hit the tree causing the heavy branch to break and fall on him which led to his death.
The big bike wrecked in the accident. Photos: Thai Rath