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Woman driver who killed two in Chiang Mai gets suspended sentence, pays damages

 

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The accident that saw the death of a well known Thai stylist and her friend in January has been resolved by a court. 

 

Jaturaphat Khemnark or "Centimeter", 28, who was also a TV host,  was drowned along with Suphakit "Joe" Kertcham, 30. 

 

Centimeter's Honda CRV ended up in the klong on Canal Road after a collision with a Vios driven by 25 year old Wijitra Pukbunreuang. 

 

After initially denying responsibility a prosecution against Wijitra was mounted by the parents of Joe, Prathin, 65, and Prakhong, 64. 

 

The Chiang Mai court handed down a three year jail term and 41,000 baht in fines for dangerous driving causing death. 

 

The jail term and fines were reduced by half on admission by the defendant. The prison term was suspended for two years by the court. 

 

Wijitra was also ordered to pay the plaintiff's 300,000 baht for funeral expenses and 500,000 baht each in damages. Interest of 7.5% from January 2 will be charged until the sums are fully paid.

 

They said they were happy with the outcome but there would have been no need to go to court if the defendant had admitted everything from the start and taken responsibility. 

 

They said they had received 200,000 baht already. 

 

Source: Daily News

 

 
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It’s not a value of a life, just compensation to place responsibility and ease the pain of loss. Something that happens all over the world. Why do westerners constantly overthink things here to suit

Disgusting. Only about money for the deceased's family. Surely the authorities have a duty to punish reckless driving harshly as it is (or should be) a key component in reining in potential bad d

In any developed country it would have been 'Causing death by dangerous driving' and she would most likely recieve a sentence of 5-7 years in Jail for causing the deaths of two innocent people !

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