Young Kuwaiti street racer crashes into one taxi in Pattaya and loses a finger
A 19-year-old Middle Eastern man from Kuwait, an illegal street racer, ran head-on into a taxi in Pattaya and lost his finger. The accident took place on the Bali Hai viaduct yesterday morning, while motorcycles are prohibited by law on this viaduct.
At around 1:30 a.m., Pattaya Sawang Boriboon Thammasathan rescue services assisted 19-year-old Mr. Faisal who accidentally ran into a taxi with his Yamaha Spark motorcycle. Faisal, whose last name was withheld pending a full investigation into the accident, lost his middle finger on his right hand in the accident and was rushed to the nearest hospital.
Sayan Mahathan, the 44-year-old taxi driver, told a local reporter that he saw Mr. Faisal driving at high speed in a group of 4-5 people.
He then crossed the lane, crashed into his taxi from the front and slammed into the overpass railing, losing his finger (unfortunately).
Faisal is now in hospital and recovering. Meanwhile, Pattaya police said they would review CCTV footage and call both sides for questioning.
Local media notes that this is the second traffic accident involving alleged foreign racers in the Pattaya area. Pattaya police arrested 30 alleged street racers from the Middle East earlier this week and vowed to enforce much stricter traffic regulations.
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