By The Thaiger
Tourist loses a leg in
collision with pickup
A 58-year-old tourist has lost his leg after his motorbike was involved in a collision with a pickup truck in Pattaya.
The Thai driver of the Vigo pickup told police that the collision happened because the tourist, who was riding a PCX motorcycle, suddenly cut in front of him while attempting to make a turn into a soi.
Sawang Boriboon Foundation medics treated Vsevolod Yun from Kazakhstan before rushing him to hospital. His right leg had to be amputated as a result of his injuries.
The incident occurred on the main Sukhumvit Road highway at the Soi Khao Talo intersection.
The truck driver, 55-year-old Mongkhon Chupetch says he was unable to brake in time when the motorcyclist suddenly cut in front of him.
Police are studying CCTV to verify the cause of the incident. They say that both vehicles had Chonburi number plates.