Sinkhole appears on city road, injures motorcyclist
A 3-metre wide sinkhole that suddenly appeared on a Bangkok road during the early hours yesterday resulted in a motorcyclist being injured.
The incident occurred around 1.30 am as the motorcyclist rode his blue Honda Wave motorcycle on Charan Sanitwong Road.
The motorcyclist was in the middle lane of the three-lane road close to Charan Sanitwong Soi 82, not far from Bang Phlat intersection. The motorcycle was followed by a Volvo car.
According to the Volvo driver, the road cracked and a large sinkhole appeared. He saw the motorcyclist fall off his bike before his own car got stuck in the sinkhole.
The motorcyclist suffered only minor injuries. The Volvo driver was unhurt but his vehicle was damaged.
Officers from BMA's Public Works Department said the sinkhole was 30cm deep.
The police then put barriers around the sinkhole to prevent further accidents.
Theerawat Huaihongthong, adviser to the Bangkok governor, said such incidents do not occur often. The BMA said it will fix the road surface to prevent traffic congestion.