Lawyer beaten senseless after road accident


A lawyer was in serious condition at Bangkok Hospital Pattaya after being severely beaten by two men when his pickup truck clipped their motorbike in Pattaya.

Sakchai Amnuaypornpaisan, 49, suffered a cerebral hemorrhage in the Nov. 28 attack near Pattaya Technological College for Persons with Disabilities on Sukhumvit Road.

Sakchai’s cousin, Lakchai Korawith, 52, said his relative was driving home to Nong Plalai when he clipped the motorbike. Both bike and pickup stopped and Sakchai got out to check on the two men in their early 20s and saw they were unhurt.

However, both set upon him with wooden clubs, beating him to the head and body. They then fled the scene.

Lakchai called on police to press their investigation, saying it’s strange the two men would have clubs and attack him if they weren’t hurt. He speculated the road accident and beating could have been orchestrated by one of Sakchai’s disgruntled legal opponents or clients.