Robert Alois Achermann
A motorcycle accident in Pattaya’s Bang Lamung district cost the life of a German national early Wednesday morning, Khaosod reported.
Officers from Pattaya Provincial Police Station, paramedics and rescue volunteers rushed to the scene at 0:30 after receiving a report about a road accident involving a German national. Arriving in front of Thep Prasit Rd Soi 5 in Nong Prue subdistrict, they discovered the body of Robert Alois Achermann, 58, lying dead underneath the rear of a tour bus parked at the side of the road.
Next to his damaged Honda CBR 650 motorcycle, officers found a grey Ford Everest with a broken front bumper. The 31-year-old owner of the car told police that he saw Mr Achermann riding his bike at high speed toward his vehicle which started to swerve as he pulled the break.
After colliding with the front of the car, Mr Achermann’s body was thrown off his motorcycle and landed underneath the back of the tour bus, he continued. According to police officers, Mr Achermann sustained severe injuries to his head and foot and passed away before medical workers arrived.
An autopsy will be conducted at a local hospital to verify the cause of death and determine whether alcohol played a role in the deadly crash. The German embassy in Bangkok has been notified.
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