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    Swiss Cyclist Killed in Hit-and-Run in Na Jomtien, Driver Surrenders

    A 73-year-old Swiss cyclist lost his life in a tragic hit-and-run incident in Na Jomtien, Sri Racha district, Chonburi province, on February 25th, 2024. The driver later surrendered to the police.


    Ernst Frei, the victim, was fatally struck by a speeding sedan on Sukhumvit Road near the Caltex gas station and succumbed to his injuries at the accident site. According to eyewitnesses, the involved vehicle immediately fled the scene after the collision.


    Na Jomtien police found at the accident site Freiís damaged bicycle. Despite the immediate response of paramedics, Freiís severe head injuries proved fatal.

    On the following morning of the accident, February 26th, 49-year-old Ms. Saranya Klansook voluntarily surrendered to the Na Jomtien Police. The Thai woman arrived in her red Mazda sedan, which according to police, displayed a damaged windshield consistent with the accident. She admitted her involvement in the tragic event during questioning, Na Jomtien police reported.


    According to Ms. Saranya, she unintentionally collided with Mr. Frei while returning home from Pattaya. She initially fled the scene because she was shocked but later made the decision to turn herself in.

    Authorities are looking into the specifics of the incident, with Police Investigator Pol. Maj. Col. Suphan Sophee anticipating charges for reckless driving resulting in the death of Mr. Frei against Ms. Saranya.

    Swiss Cyclist Killed in Hit-and-Run in Na Jomtien, Driver Surrenders - The Pattaya News

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    Sobered up, probably, or indeed may not have even been the driver in the incident.

    Systemic behaviour, of course, but that’s the Thai for you.

    They should make leaving the scene of an accident involving personal injuries an offense with a mandatory prison sentence of a minimum of two years.

    But given the absence of any meaningful rule of law in this medieval country what’s the point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    what’s the point.
    Indeed.

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    I thought you were allowed 24 hours to report accident, including 'hit&run'. Not just Thailand but UK and Europe. Not sure about US...

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    To cops 24 hours in Calif. 10 days to dept of motor vehicles.

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    In the UK it is mandatory to stop and remain at the scene of an accident under S.170 1988 RTA (?) in order to exchange details with the other party and to summon the police and medical assistance if injuries have been sustained or you suspect an offence has occurred. All accidents should be reported in any event within 24 hrs unless all details have been exchanged between parties, there has been no injury and no offence has occurred.

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