Bangkok taxi driver flees hit-and-run, later stabs victim’s friend

Photo via Facebook/ Niwes Poodamrong

A taxi driver involved in a hit-and-run incident at Soi Phahonyothin 52 in Bangkok on Wednesday also stabbed a man before fleeing the scene. However, guilt finally got the better of the driver and he surrendered himself to the police yesterday.

The victim stabbed by a taxi driver is a man called Ra. He had surgery after the knife attack and remains in intensive care in hospital. Ra’s older brother, Niwes Poodamroon, took to Facebook yesterday to share the details of the incident. Niwes said…

“My brother was stabbed by a taxi driver at about 8pm on the road in Soi Phahonyothin 52 on March 1. The issue started with the hit-and-run incident. The taxi driver crashed his car into the car of Ra’s friend and escaped. Ra’s friend followed the driver and had a row on the road when he caught up with him. Ra tried to break up the argument but the taxi driver stabbed my brother and fled the scene.”

Niwes pleaded with any passing motorists who may have dashcam footage of the incident to hand him the evidence. All he has is a picture of the taxi with the licence plate ทล 32.

Niwes later updated the story saying the taxi driver had surrendered to officers at Bang Khan Police Station. He did not reveal the driver’s identification but added that several netizens had contacted him to report the driver’s abusive behaviour in the past.

Many Thai netizens urged the media to reveal the name of the taxi driver to the public so other people will be aware of him and avoid his service. Many netizens revealed they are scared to use taxi services, including app-based drivers, because of the negative reports they hear about them.

Recently, three transwomen filed a complaint with officers at Thong Lor Police Station that a group of seven to eight taxi drivers attacked them on the road near Soi Cowboy in Bangkok. Thong Lor Police Station have not yet summoned the relevant taxi drivers or witnesses.

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Petch Petpailin

Petpailin, or Petch, is a Thai translator and writer for The Thaiger focusing on Thai news and what's happening in Thailand. She is a news writer who stops reading news on the weekends to spend more time cafe hopping and petting dwarf shrimp.