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Chon Buri pedestrian dies in hit-and-run incident

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A hit-and-run incident early this morning has left an unidentified male pedestrian, believed to be Thai, dead in Chon Buri’s Banglamung district. Police were notified of the incident at around 12:30am

Authorities, emergency responders and The Pattaya News rushed to the scene to find the body of a man, believed to be Thai, estimated to be 35 -40 years old, on the road. No identification was found on him.

The incident occurred after the Thai national curfew which currently runs from 11pm to 4am daily, thus there were no witnesses.

Chon Buri pedestrian dies in hit-and-run incident | News by Thaiger

Banglamung police are seeking the driver, and have announced that there are working surveillance cameras in the area and they’ll be examining footage and collecting data to identify the vehicle.

A police spokesman told reporters that officials believe the suspect lives near the scene of the incident. They will be questioning local residents to learn whether anyone someone has gone missing overnight.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

 

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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