Thai hero in an orange vest


Motorcycle Driver Rescues Woman
Images adapted from: sanook, Ester Chill

Two months ago on 3rd September 2019, a near-fatal accident involving a high-voltage cable occurred at Sikhio Fresh Market in Thailand’s Nakhon Ratchasima province. 

At the time, Mrs. Malinee Weerasuchart had been walking with her son along the street when a faulty high-voltage cable above her exploded and dropped onto the ground, causing severe burns on her legs. 

Thankfully, motortaxi driver (also known as P’Win in Thailand) Mr. Suphot rushed to help her immediately. She was then sent to the hospital for treatment, which racked up to over a billion Thai baht. 


Mrs. Malinee is on the road to recovery


Fortunately for Mrs. Malinee, the Provincial Electricity Authority was able to provide financial support for her medical treatments. She’s been recovering, as reported by Sanook after journalists visited her to check-in on her progress.

Motorcycle Driver Rescues Woman
Image credit: sanook

The accident site was also visited, where 55-year-old Mr. Suphot was interviewed about his heroic act.

Motorcycle Driver Rescues Woman
Mr. Suphot shared his story
Image credit: sanook

He mentioned that he was in the vicinity at the time when he heard the explosion. He then saw the cable falling over Mrs. Malinee, whose pants had caught on fire. Mr. Suphot rushed to her aid and helped put the fire out and carried her away from the area. 

Motorcycle Driver Rescues Woman
Mr. Suphot reenacting how he got Mrs. Malinee out of danger
Image credit: sanook

The local hero also shared that his brain was blank at the time, and the only thing he was thinking about was saving Mrs. Malinee from danger. 


Family repays Mr. Suphot’s kindness


Motorcycle Driver Rescues Woman
Image credit: Ester Chill

Mrs. Malinee and her family are extremely grateful for Mr. Suphot’s bravery, and have since thanked him with a goodie basket as well as some money.

It’s no easy feat saving a person’s life. Bad things can happen anywhere to anyone, so always be alert – you never know when you’ll need to come to someone’s rescue.


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