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British man killed in a hit and run incident in Korat

Tanutam Thawan



PHOTO: Prasit Tangprasert

A 43 year old British man has been killed by a hit-and-run driver whilst driving his motorcycle at an intersection in the main city area of Nakhon Ratchasima last night. Emergency responders headed to the Phon Lan gate intersection on the Ratchasima-Chok Chai Road around 11.30pm. At this stage Police believe he was hit by a truck and the driver had fled the scene.

They found the man laying face down on the road, covered in blood. The damaged motorcycle was also on the road a short distance away. rescue teams tried using CPR to revive the British national but couldn’t get a pulse and say his injuries were extensive. His body was taken to Maharaj Hospital for post-mortem examination.

The dead man’s name has been withheld at this stage, as embassy officials notify relatives. Police report that he had been meeting with friends for a meal not far from the crash scene.

Police are now examining CCTV in the area to identify the truck and find the driver for questioning.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post


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    sam thompson

    Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    Very sad and tragic for the poor victim….when they catch the cowardly dog who did this and ran away from the scene of this “accident” he immediately turned the incident into a crime, his prison sentence should be doubled

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      Andrew Munn

      Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 5:14 pm

      I think it’s as deplorable as you do that the driver ran away.

      However, unlike where we come from, in countries like Thailand, if one hangs around the scene of an accident, there’s quite a strong chance that one can be severely beaten, or beaten to death by bystanders. This has happened before.

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        Andrew Munn

        Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 5:15 pm

        …that’s why these people run away.

        “The driver, who fled the scene”.

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          Perceville Smithers

          Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 9:22 pm

          That’s not uncommon. In lower socio-economic places in tthe U.S. the same might happen. Did this driver report to the police having hit the motorbiker once he was in a safe area?

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    Perceville Smithers

    Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 5:53 pm

    The cover-up is sometimes worse than the crime/incident.

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    Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 7:14 pm

    Happened to a Danish friend of mine to, run over by two trucks. The drivers where never charged. He was on his way home on a MC.

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