hit and run

  • Thailand News

    Parents of eye doctor killed in hit-and-run to receive 27 million baht

    A court ruling yesterday determined that a 23 year old police officer must pay 27.3 million baht in compensation to the parents of a doctor he fatally hit while riding a motorcycle in 2022. The incident occurred when the officer, Norawich Buadok, who was travelling between 108 and 128 kilometres per hour on his Ducati Monster big bike, struck 33…

  • Thailand News

    Mother seeks justice for son’s death in hit-and-run in West Thailand

    In an appeal for accountability, a 42 year old mother from Ban Krut in Prachuap Khiri Khan sparked an outcry over the death of her 25 year old son in a hit-and-run incident on March 8. Aomruthai Krajanswang, gripped by grief, seeks justice against the alleged perpetrator, believed to be a German national, who allegedly has shown no signs of…

  • Road deaths

    Tragic hit-and-run leaves two dead in Kanchanaburi, police in pursuit

    At 8am today, a tragic car accident occurred in Lukkae, Kanchanaburi, left two dead and one seriously injured. The incident involved a sedan recklessly overtaking a large truck, slamming into a motorcycle-trailer combo with three passengers, and fleeing the scene. The devastating accident took place on the canal-side road in the Thamaka district, where a 52 year old street vendor,…

  • Thailand News

    Elderly woman reports to police after fatal hit-and-run of disabled man

    A 60 year old woman driving a Toyota Fortuner fatally hit a disabled man crossing the road. Shocked, she fled the scene before reporting to the local police station. The hit-and-run incident reportedly occurred in a dark area with tall grass obstructing visibility around 9.15pm yesterday. The hit-and-run incident took place in a school zone, marked with warning signs and…

  • Road deaths

    Motorcyclist killed in hit-and-run by lorry driver in central Thailand

    A tragic road incident has claimed the life of a 43 year old motorcyclist in Bang Phli, Samut Prakan. An 18-wheel lorry collided with the victim’s motorcycle, resulting in fatal head injuries. The 39 year old driver, Wasan, refuted allegations of fleeing, claiming ignorance of the incident that killed the victim Phinyo. At approximately 9.20am today, Deputy Inspector Anan Thongleua of…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket family’s plea for justice after harrowing hit-and-run incident

    A Phuket resident publicly shared the harrowing ordeal of a hit-and-run incident that took place last Sunday, October 8. The incident involved his family being struck by a pickup truck while they were on their Honda PCX motorbike. The 36 year old man, Wittaya, and his wife along with their young son were en route to Robinson shopping mall in…

  • Thailand News

    Hit-and-run in Chon Buri: Pickup truck collides with motorcycle, driver flees scene

    A pickup truck collided with a motorcycle in a hit-and-run incident yesterday at 8.40pm, dragging it for 70 metres in Chon Buri’s Nong Kham district. The motorcyclist, 27 year old Juthamat Iamsamang, suffered serious injuries, including a deformed left leg. The pickup driver fled the hit-and-run scene, leaving behind the vehicle’s key and a driver’s license identifying him as 44…

  • Thailand News

    Buriram military officer seeks forgiveness after killing two cyclists in hit-and-run accident

    A 52 year old military officer from a camp in Buriram province has requested permission to conduct funeral rites for two cyclists he fatally struck with his pickup truck. The incident involved six bicycles and took place on Highway No. 24 from Chokchai to Dech Udom, specifically at the 133+800 km mark in Chalerm Phrakiat district. The collision resulted in…

  • Thailand News

    Unidentified Thai man found dead in possible hit-and-run in central Thailand

    An unidentified Thai man aged between 45 and 50 was found lifeless today on the side of the Saraburi-Lomsak Road in Phatthana Nikhom district, Lopburi province after he was reportedly struck by a large lorry in a potential hit-and-run. According to local rescue personnel, the man, who was heavily intoxicated, had been awakened at a nearby petrol station hours earlier…

  • Road deaths

    Hit-and-run in Chon Buri: woman urges culprit to own up after car gets battered

    A vehicle parked outside a house was hit by a car that subsequently fled the scene, prompting the car’s owner to urge the culprit to take responsibility. The incident was captured on CCTV and shared by a Facebook user named มิสเตอร์แบตเตอรี่ ชลบุรี. The car owner, Thanawan, a 21 year old woman, showed the damage to her black Ford sedan, which…

  • Thailand News

    Hit and run in Samut Prakan leaves young man dead

    A tragic car accident took the life of a 20 year old man while crossing a road in Samut Prakan province today, around 2.30am. The hit-and-run incident, reported by police captain Somai Charoenraj, an inquiry officer at Bang Pu Police Station, occurred on Praeksa Road near The Moon restaurant in Praeksa Subdistrict, Mueang District. On arrival at the scene, the…

  • Phuket News

    Phantom tuk tuk: Patong locals urge hit-and-run driver to step into the light

    A tuk tuk driver in Patong, Phuket, who was involved in a hit-and-run incident with a tourist, is being urged to come forward by locals. The incident took place yesterday at 7.45pm. The tourist victim, who was walking on the pavement with his friends, was knocked over when he stepped onto the road. The impact of the collision sent him…

  • Thailand News

    Red Bull heir’s hit-and-run case mishandled by 15 top Thai officials, says NACC

    The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) declared 15 high-ranking police officials and prosecutors culpable for mismanaging the infamous 2012 hit-and-run case connected to the Red Bull heir. Among the implicated are prominent figures including Somyot Poompanmoung, the former national police chief, and Nate Naksuk, the previous deputy attorney-general who had dismissed the residual charges against him, according to NACC spokesperson Niwatchai…

  • Crime News

    Hit and run in Trat leaves 15 year old boy dead

    A fatal hit-and-run collision involving a car and a motorcycle resulted in the death of a 15 year old boy in Trat, Thailand. The car, believed to be a white Isuzu pickup, fled the scene leaving the damaged motorcycle and the lifeless body of the young rider on the road. The hit-and-run incident took place today, on the Rai Pa-Dan…

  • Pattaya News

    Hit-and-run on Pattaya beach leaves young woman dead

    A tragic occurrence marred the night in Pattaya Beach on Thursday, where an unidentified pickup truck caused the untimely demise of a woman lighting up the serene beach-side city. The bustling city was taken aback when the life of 23 years old Songkran Phadunglom was cut short after being caught in a hit-and-run incident that happened in the pure sight…

  • Thailand News

    Deadly hit and run in Kampaeng Phet: cyclist found dead at roadside

    In what appears to be a case of a hit and run, a cyclist‘s body was found abandoned alongside a road in Kamphaeng Phet province, Thailand. The victim’s body found 5 kilometres away from his shattered bicycle, bore the worrying signs of a collision and was hastily discarded. Residents heard the loud crash while the culprit’s identity remains unknown. Upon…

  • Pattaya News

    Hit-and-run chaos in Pattaya: Thai man left stranded as white sedan driver escapes justice

    A Thai man involved in a hit-and-run accident near a Big C department store in Central Pattaya with the driver of the white sedan responsible is still at large. Thanachot Aranyapragorn shared his story with local media, expressing frustration that the driver has not been apprehended despite filing a report with Pattaya Police nine days ago. The accident occurred on…

  • Pattaya News

    Phuket expat’s urgent appeal for funds after hit-and-run incident

    Richard Valentine, an expat and businessman in Phuket, has made an urgent appeal for funds to complete his medical treatments at the government-run Vachira Phuket Hospital. Valentine suffered serious leg injuries and a concussion in a hit-and-run incident. Valentine was riding his motorbike when he was struck by an unidentified SUV driver on March 31, The Phuket News reported. Initially,…

  • Thailand News

    Drunk hit-and-run driver in Bangkok flees scene with victim clinging to bonnet (video)

    A 20 year old drunk driver crashed his Mercedes-Benz into a motorcycle taxi driver on the Rama 9 Road in Bangkok. The driver was caught on camera fleeing the scene of the accident with the victim still clinging to the car bonnet. On Tuesday, a Thai TikToker posted a video of an incident at the Rama 9 intersection which occurred…

  • Crime News

    Phuket cops on the prowl for hit-and-run driver

    Phuket cops are on the prowl for a hit-and-run driver who sideswiped a motorbike, knocking the rider onto the ground. The incident happened on Saturday at 12.02am on Wiset Road in the village of Rawai. CCTV footage showed that the car was half in the left lane while it passed the Honda Click motorbike before it sideswiped the motorbike and…

  • Thailand News

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

    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…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Hit-and-run crash kills Move Forward candidate in northern Thailand

    A hit-and-run crash killed a Move Forward candidate in northern Thailand, who was expected to seek a constituency seat in Phrae province. The prospective candidate, Tiranon ‘Lawyer Ken’ Wiantham, was hit by a speeding truck in the province after campaigning on Sunday, February 26, according to witnesses. He died from his injuries yesterday morning. Tiranon was a volunteer lawyer known…

  • Crime News

    Thailand extradites fatal hit-and-run suspect to the US (video)

    Upon request of the FBI, Thailand yesterday extradited the prime suspect in a hit-and-run case that claimed the life of a young Michigan State University student back to the US to face prosecution. The accused, 57 year old Tubtim “Sue” Howson, is believed to have hit and killed 22 year old Ben Kable with her BMW 320i in Oakland Township…

  • Phuket News

    Patong Police bust Frenchman for hit-and-run that seriously injured woman

    Patong police busted a Frenchman for a hit and run after a Thai pedestrian was seriously injured last week. The culprit, Naji Sami Bouakkz, hit a woman, 54 year old Maliwan Sarnrat, with his motorbike on Friday, February 10. The incident happened on Soi Sai Namyen. Bouakkz did not stop his motorbike after hitting Maliwan. Officers and rescuers rushed Maliwan…

  • Hot News

    Thai woman who fled from America after alleged hit-and-run agrees to return to face punishment

    A Thai woman who left America after an alleged hit-and-run incident has agreed to return to face her punishment. The woman, Tubtim “Sue” Howson, allegedly struck Michigan State University student Benjamin Kable, 22, before dawn on January 1. Kable was killed and Howson allegedly fled to Thailand over fears of being arrested and charged with his murder. The 57 year…

  • Thailand News

    Young Englishwoman needs surgery after hit-and-run on Thai island

    A 20 year old Englishwoman is seriously injured and awaiting surgery after she was struck and abandoned after a hit-and-run crash on Koh Phi Phi island in southern Thailand last week. Ruby Spry, from Penzance in Cornwall, was driving a motorbike through the small island last Wednesday when a motorbike coming the other way drove on the wrong side of…

  • Crime News

    FBI seeks extradition from Thailand for hit & run

    Authorities in the US state of Michigan and the FBI are making a plea to the Thai government to extradite a Thai woman who is accused of causing the death of a college student in the American city of Oakland Township. The suspect, Tubtim “Sue” Howson, is a US citizen but is originally from Thailand and is now residing in…

  • Thailand News

    Suspect in US hit-and-run fatal accident flees to Thailand

    A US woman suspected in a deadly hit-and-run has reportedly fled to Thailand. The FBI says the woman, Tubtim “Sue” Howson, from Oakland Township, Michigan is suspected of hitting and killing a 22 year old man on New Year’s Day. According to WXYZ, the FBI filed a criminal complaint alleging that the 57 year old fled to Thailand two days…

  • Crime News

    Royal Thai Police ordered to find Red Bull Heir and deliver justice

    The Thai prime minister wrapped up the government’s last Cabinet meeting of 2022 by demanding the Royal Thai Police (RTP) find Red Bull Heir Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya and prosecute him. The 37 year old fled Thailand over ten years ago after a hit-and-run incident killed a police officer, Wichian Klanprasert, in Bangkok, on September 3, 2012. Boss, then 27, was…

  • Thailand News

    Driver surrenders to police after hit-and-run in Pattaya

    The reckless pickup driver who knocked down a British man on a pedestrian crossing in a hit-and-run incident surrendered to police and visited the victim to apologise. The driver, 61 year old Maethanat Leeliang, gave himself up to the police after the hit-and-run incident in Pattaya. Maethanat told police he was unaware he had hit the foreigner and only found…

  • Road deaths

    BMW driver kills homeless man in hit-and-run in Bangkok

    Thai police are searching for the driver of a BMW who killed a homeless man in a hit-and-run in Bangkok, Thailand, yesterday. At 11pm, officers from Bang Khun Thian Police Station received a report of a fatal car crash on the outbound Ekachai Road Soi 76 in Bangkok’s Bang Bon district. Police found the body of 52 year old Boonsri…

  • Thailand News

    Pickup driver arrested after killing Bangkok road sweeper

    UPDATE Police arrested a pickup driver involved in the hit-and-run incident that killed a Bangkok road sweeper yesterday morning. Officers managed to get the man after the driver took his vehicle to get repaired at a local garage in the area. Police revealed three pieces of evidence were left at the scene, a black bumper bar and broken parts from…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand News Today | Police patrol Pattaya Beach looking for guns, booze, prostitutes

    Police patrol Pattaya Beach looking for guns, booze, prostitutes Police patrol Pattaya Beach Starting with our first story, Police in Pattaya are continuing their commitment to crack down on law-breaking along the beach. They were out on patrol Monday night and added prostitution to the list of illegal activities that they were on the lookout to prevent. The police plan…

  • Pattaya News

    Young woman killed in hit-and-run in Chon Buri

    A young woman was killed in a hit-and-run in Chon Buri’s Sri Racha district on Monday night. A six-wheel truck crashed into a motorbike, crushing 32 year old Saithan Hongthong to death. The incident happened on Map Iang-Laem Chabang Road. An anonymous witness said he saw the truck crash into Saithan before speeding away. The witness did not see the…

  • Hot News

    Doctor’s “sorry, not sorry” attitude after alleged hit-and-run of students lands him in hot water

    A Thai doctor’s “sorry, not sorry” attitude has landed him in hot water over his alleged involvement in a hit-and-run accident of students. The Medical Council of Thailand is now investigating him after he allegedly hit three young students while they were strolling on a crosswalk outside of their Bangkok school last month. Several groups called on the council to…

  • Crime News

    4 out of 5 charges against Thailand’s Red Bull Heir expire, 1 remains

    Thailand’s “Red Bull Heir” who killed a police officer in a hit-and-run in 2012 is still wanted 10 years later. Yesterday, the fourth out of the five original charges filed against Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidya expired. However, the heir is still wanted under one valid charge: “reckless driving causing death.” “Boss” – the grandson of billionaire Red Bull co-founder Chaleo Yoovidhya…

  • Crime News

    Prosecutor in Red Bull heir case kicked out of civil service

    Today, Thailand’s public prosecution committee unanimously agreed to kick ex-general attorney Nate Naksuk out of the civil service for choosing not to indict the “Red Bull heir,” who killed a police officer in a hit-and-run incident back in 2012. Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidya – the grandson of billionaire Red Bull co-founder Chaleo Yoovidhya – became a fugitive after speeding through the…