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A 39-year-old German man died instantly in a motorcycle crash in Jomtien
in the early morning darkness. Witnesses said he was speeding and
driving erratically on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle before the crash.
The man was a long-time Pattaya resident and belonged to a local Harley
biker club.PATTAYA – November 3, 2012 [PDN]; at 3:50 a.m., a report
of a fatal motorcycle accident involving a foreigner was received by
Pol. Lt. Col. Attharos Krongrach, investigation officer, Pattaya police
station. He rushed to inspect the scene with a police team and the
rescue officer of Sawangboribul Pattaya foundation.
The incident occurred at Soi 9, second Jomtien road, Moo 12 Tambon
Nong Preu, Amphur Banglamung, Chonburi province. At the scene, police
found the severely-damaged motorcycle lying on the road, a black
Harley-Davidson 750 cc model LA VIDA LOCA, unattached license plate.
The victim’s body was found about 50 meters from the wrecked chopper. He
was identified as Mr. Michael Lambauer, age 39, nationality German. He
had died instantly from the impact with a fractured skull, and his
intestines had spilled out from his torso.
He was wearing black jeans and leather shoes, and a black leather
jacket. On the back of his jacket was the name of a local
Harley-Davidson motorcycle club. Mr. Michael reportedly lived in Pattaya
many years and worked at the Lomatec pool company.
Witnesses told police that Mr. Michael was driving his motorcycle
erratically at a high speed and appeared to be drunk. When he approached
a curve in the road, he lost control of his motorcycle, which
overturned. His body flew off the bike and hit an electric pole, killing
After investigating and inspecting the scene, the police made daily
notes for evidence. For the cause of the accident, police assumed that
the victim was drunk or perhaps racing with others at high speeds. So
his careless or impetuous actions resulted in his death.
The police sent the body to Banglamung hospital and will inform the German embassy of his death.
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