Fuel spilled on a Pattaya road caused accidents and a fire, injuring a handful of motorcyclists.
Nongprue firefighters reported to reports of a motorbike fire in front of Smile Furniture store on Soi Siam Country Club June 1. Authorities arrived to find bystanders using fire extinguishers on the Stallion big bike. The driver, identified only as Prasert, 41, suffered road rash.
Witnesses said Prasert skid and crashed after hitting a 100-meter fuel oil spill on the street, sparks from his sliding bike ignited the fire.
Nearby residents said a fuel truck had sloshed the road with oil and that about five motorcyclists were hurt in crashes caused by the slick surface.
Subdistrict workers cordoned off the street and covered the fuel with sand.