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9 minutes ago, jasonsamui55 said:

Get a boat to Malaysia and a train to Kuala Lumpur and go to your embassy and tell them you lost your passport. Don’t put up with this banana republic BS and their kangaroo courts and Mickey Mouse “justice” systems designed of and by and for locals to extract money from foreigners. Just leave and let them wait for your return, which of course you shouldn’t do until after the statute of limitations, is there is one, has expired. You shouldn’t be penalized any more than you already have been. Let the locals - insurance company, vehicle owner, police, family of deceased, and every other party with their hands out work things out on their own. Surely the next farang with deep pockets will fall into their lap a matter of days and you’ll soon be forgotten. You’ve already paid more in your time and aggravation than you ever should have had to pay.

So you know he wasn't at fault then do you?  How exactly?

If he has killed a man by riding without a license, without insurance, or driving recklessly then yes, it is a kangaroo court that would not send him to prison.

I would love to know what inside info you have.

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many years ago it happened to a friend and his wife.the old man was drunk driving up the road the wrong way.hit his pickup head on dead.police said not your fault at all.anyway it took a lot of begging from the family all the relatives knocking on the door.the thai wife had enough of this and said pay them the money and they go away it did. not his fault or legal thing to give them anything.

   looked what happened down south with the speed boats  killed the foreigners.will they be the same to the thais and will they pay.lots of stories like that  a woman found guilty in court had to pay the farang had property money everything.by the time the court decided she must pay all gone to relatives to protect what she had.he got nothing and could do nothing about it.the thai woman got away it and she knew it.

   they are quick to ask the farang if something happens money  please,their fault we have nothing no money take me to court.he should have known this if he did live there and now he begs because of what happened.thailand is getting to become the go fund begging bowl I had a accident need money please donate

 

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Contact the British Embassy, for what little good they are...

 

Innocent man, not quilty but a victim of extortion by means of unlawful restraint, basically a kidnapped person.

 

Nothing new in Thailand, so called land of smiles, as long as money is involved.

 

I'm so glad I saw the,light and no longer live there.

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17 hours ago, BestB said:

In which case further proves he was not all cleared by police as he is claiming 

I know, I agree with you.

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20 hours ago, TechnikaIII said:

where police bid for "Traffic" jobs. Why? They don't issue fines

Yes, they do issue fines!   

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7 hours ago, impulse said:

 

You're confusing fines with compensation.

 

You compensate only when found guilty. 

Here it says what is to be compensated. Funeral costs mainly if s.o. was 77 already. 

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://oia.coj.go.th/th/file/get/file/20190208c4ca4238a0b923820dcc509a6f75849b133159.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwiXss-93tLnAhVg4zgGHX2aCOcQFjAEegQICBAB&usg=AOvVaw3niaynF0YYKpZg-xgAa_Cw

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A few sad thoughts:
 

1.  This guy is probably a BETTER teacher than most, since he can probably speak English clearly.  Let that sink in.....There are so many Non-native speakers ;asldjfs;dfjd (inaudible) English that this guy is top of the food chain.

 

2.  Another reason never to drive in Thailand.  Never.  Met a joker last week, rented motorbike, dropped it, had to pay 12,000.  And he works for 25,000 a month and came here with no money.  

 

3.  So this guy is 54 or something and doesn't have 200,000 and must ask strangers for money.   That is the definitely of lonely.  I feel bad for him....I wonder what's the plan 10-years from now..

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I would be inclined to throw a couple of bucks his way if I actually knew what happened. Was he really totally cleared from responsibility by the police? Sure, he says he was, but that's just his side of the story.

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See many comments on being cleared of responsibility, which might be the case or not.

 

Note that in many Western countries you have to distinct between being guilty of a traffic accident and being lible for the cost of an accident. Often the rule is that since motorised vehicles are dangerous to non-moterised traffic and that moterised vehicles are insured, in case of an accident the mororised vehicle must pay (part of) the damages.

Thailand might have the same rule. 

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why pay for something when you not at foult of the accident ?

and family want more money, yes sure, always want more, next time make SURE have insurance !!

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The international media and embassy should be informed,  assuming.....assuming the  whole money and detention issue is another racket against a foreigner from the Thai Police ?....legal insurance that pays for lawyers ? does such a thing exist here ?

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This is Asia, not UK or the like. When a poor family has a lose like this society expects financial help. Thais still think farangs are all rich and can afford to help when in an accident, even the police think this way. 

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On 2/14/2020 at 1:05 AM, CNXexpat said:

Where do you read this? From the article: "... driving safely but “could not avoid” the man" means for me, that the old man suddenly stepped out the street without looking (as usual in Thailand). No chance for the driver. 

From his own words. 

A family were with their 77 year old father crossing the road. They ran ahead of him .
.he was behind them some distance ...he turned back to return to the side of the road . The family shouted at him he dallied about walked .back towards them . And then stopped facing me in the middle of the road .I collided with him 

 

The chap is truthful at the very least.  Don't you feel foolish now? I always check my facts  first.  :)

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10 hours ago, otaku00 said:

I think you may have misunderstood the document.  Thailand's civil law shares much in common with  the Napoleonic codes as seen in the French speaking parts of the world.  You pay when found responsible to pay compensatory  damages. There is no guilt or innocence with  civil legal matters. The threshold to prove civil responsibility is much lower than with criminal cases.  In civil law, even a partial involvement  can result in a judgement to pay compensation. The emphasis is to try and make right the loss sustained. 

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2 hours ago, geriatrickid said:

The chap is truthful at the very least.  Don't you feel foolish now? I always check my facts  first.  🙂

How is he truthful?  Have you verified what happened?  Or have you just read his appallingly badly written go fund me page and taken that as he truth?

Why do you assume he is telling the truth?  You always check your facts first (as you say) so please tell us how you verified this story.  You have definitely checked the facts because that's what you always do, so please share.  

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