Elderly Brit run over, killed

RAWAI: An elderly British man attempting to cross Wiset Rd in the early hours of April 10 died after being run over by a car about 300 meters from the Sea Shell Museum.

Chalong Police Station Duty Inspector Lt Col Chokchai Sutthimek identified the victim as Alan H White, aged 81.

Mr White was staying on Soi Sailom in Rawai at the time of his death, at about 12:30 am.

The driver of the Mitsubishi sedan that run over Mr White was identified as Wachara Cholchawalit, a 25-year-old engineer who was returning home from a cremation ceremony at Wat Sawangarom in Rawai.

Wachara, who informed police about the accident, said he did not see Mr White and had no chance to avoid him.

Police do not suspect that either Wachara or the victim had been under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident, which came one day before the start of the government’s campaign to promote road safety during the Songkran holidays.

White’s body was taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital, where it was later claimed by his wife for cremation at a local temple yesterday.

Phuket News

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