Sinkholes causing accidents on Pattaya railway road

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Poorly marked sinkholes have appeared on Pattaya’s railways-parallel road between Soi Nernplabwan and Soi Khao Noi.

Sinkholes on Pattaya’s railways-parallel road claimed two more accident victims as another motorbike plunged into a water-filled traffic hazard.

Veerawan Chaisorn, 26, said she suffered minor injuries while her boyfriend, who was driving, was severely hurt in the June 19 accident between Soi Nernplubwan and Soi Khao Noi. He was taken to Bangkok Hospital Pattaya where his bill quickly soared to more than 100,000 baht, she said.



Several large holes have opened on the railway road where Provincial Electricity Authority contractors earlier dug up and laid new water pipes. But shoddy workmanship combined with incessant flooding caused the road surface to collapse quickly following the roadwork.

No one has repaired the potholes which have been blamed for numerous motorbike and car accidents.



The holes are particularly hazardous after rainstorms, as the pooled water disguises the holes. Drivers, thinking they’re only puddles, drive right into them.

The holes were created by Provincial Electricity Authority contractors who earlier dug up and laid new water pipes.
Veerawan Chaisorn, 26, points to where she suffered minor injuries while her boyfriend, who was driving, was severely hurt.



Veerawan said her boyfriend was taken to Bangkok Hospital Pattaya where his bill quickly soared to more than 100,000 baht.



Veerawan said that there were no warning boards or lights in the area, and rainwater covered the hole, making it look like a big puddle.