Teen dies on newly gifted motorbike

Friday, 18 October 2013 From Issue Vol. XXI No. 42 By  Boonlua Chatree

A Chonburi woman was devastated after her 18-year-old nephew died on a motorbike she had just given him.

Adisak Srirung, 18, suffered a broken neck after colliding head-on with a Toyota Wigo pickup truck driven by 44-year-old Sombut Sanjan on Chaiyapornwitti Road in front of World Gas.

The victim had just received the red-and-black Honda he was driving. He not only didn’t wear his helmet - it was still buckled to the motorbike’s frame - but he was driving on the wrong side of the road.

The new motorbike was hardly recognizable after the youngster driving it hit a pickup truck head on.The new motorbike was hardly recognizable after the youngster driving it hit a pickup truck head on.

Sombut told police he was driving normally when he saw Adisak and several friends speeding down the road on motorbikes. Adisak then drove into his lane and Sombut was unable to avoid the crash.

Nonetheless, police initially arrested him on charges of reckless driving.

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