On the afternoon of Aug 6, as Mr Somkuan Fungnakorn, 64 was going about his business riding on Sukhumvit Road in the vicinity of Taotan near Sattahip town, a pickup driver carelessly pulled out onto the road and hit Somkuan’s motorbike, sending man and machine toppling onto the tarmac.
Somkuan hit his head on the road causing him to bleed profusely. He also suffered flesh wounds on his arms and body.
Pol. Maj. Somjit Sittibun, Head of Legal Affairs section of Sattahip Police Station happened to be driving by and stopped immediately to give the unfortunate biker first aid treatment. He held the injured man’s head and tried to stop the bleeding. People living in the area rushed out to lend a hand. One brought a huge umbrella to protect the injured man from the heat, and looked after him until the rescue unit arrived to bandage his wounds and transport him to the KM 1o hospital for further treatment.
Miss Amporn Janmol 32 the driver of the pickup truck was shaken by the incident but stayed with the victim until police arrived to make her report and offered assistance to the hapless motorbike driver.