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Thai teenager arrested for killing German tourist in Koh Lak hit-and-run accident

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Thai teenager arrested for killing German tourist in Koh Lak hit-and-run accident
By The Nation

 

A 17-year-old teenager was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly running over a German tourist in a fatal road accident on Saturday.

 

The tourist, Peggy Braun, 40, from Chemnitz in Germany, was hit by a pickup truck modified as a songtaew passenger vehicle while she was crossing Phetkasem Road in Moo 5 village in Takua Pa district on Saturday night.

 

She was crossing the road at a zebra crossing as she walked back to her hotel after shopping at the Bang Niang market when she was hit by the vehicle.

 

The teenager fled the scene after the accident but police managed to identify him from security camera footage.

 

The teenager was charged with driving without a licence and driving recklessly causing death. The truck’s registration was also expired and the vehicle did not have third-party insurance.

 

The woman and her husband checked into at their hotel on March 28 and were initially scheduled to leave the Kingdom on April 26.

 

The husband told police that he would take his wife’s body back to Germany on Sunday. Police questioned him as a witness and coordinated with the German Embassy to facilitate the trip.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/news/breakingnews/30311378

 
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No License, no registration, no insurance and didn't stop after running someone down on a Zebra crossing.

I don't care if he is only 17. They need to throw the book at him.

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The husband told police that he would take his wife’s body back to Germany on Sunday. Police questioned him as a witness and coordinated with the German Embassy to facilitate the trip.

 

       My deepest condolences to the family and friends. A holiday in paradise? 

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This all stems from lack of enforcement.

 

As this kid sees nobody enforce the road laws in any really meaningful way he and family members/ bosses will risk it,as even the penalties are a joke.Its been this way since forever so too many road users don't bother with getting licenses or tabien road which gets at least minimal third party insurance.

 

If you ask a thai why they drive their motorcycle on the wrong side of the road or the wrong way down a one way street they tell u we have always done it as though that makes it ok. But mostly they do it because they can and no one stops them.

 

Unfortunately the Thai police are the ones responsible for the staggeringly high road deaths and injuries.What do they do with their time at work? It's seems not much and what ever it is it's ineffective.Ok the public are at fault too but what would happen in the west if no one seriously enforced the road laws over the last 30 + years?  Would we be so much better than Thailand?

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Horrible end of an expected dream holiday.

Zebra crossings in Thailand NOT.

They should handout pamphlets at the airport "how to survive Thai traffic".

 

Look at the circumstances (no licenses, underage, no insurance...) and compare with the current PR fuss about enforcing seat belt and seating rules.

What a joke.

Much more urgent things to do.

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The owner of the vehicle, if not the lad, should be dealt with......

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1 hour ago, transam said:

The owner of the vehicle, if not the lad, should be dealt with......

Just think about these poor guys. Saving money for a "dream holiday" and then that....and now the husband, of course still in shock, has to find a way to bring his wife's dead body back to Germany.

 

  How should they have known that nobody gives a flying kangaroo at a zebra crossing? 

 

  In another thread, a wake-up call that something has to be done, because of "too many foreign pedestrian deaths" on the same road. 

 

       It sounds like an episode of a horror film, let's hope that the German embassy is doing what they should do.

 

      

 

       

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No License, no registration, no insurance and didn't stop after running someone down on a Zebra crossing.
I don't care if he is only 17. They need to throw the book at him.



Why?

Kill 11 people and get 100+ hours of community work.
This guy should only get 10 hours.


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RIP... very sad, indeed.  

 

Sadly enforcement will only go towards situations where the police can make a profit... regulations enforced only when a profit can be gained.

'This is what one must accept visiting here."  Just pull a runner to Britain... oh sorry no red bull here available.

 

 

 

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Very great if a person like that kills u..Hope the germans have travel insurance because from that guy there will not come any financial compensation.Killed on a zebra crossing is the bloody limit!

i would like to see stop signs hanged up at every zebra crossings in Thailand.

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No license, no registration, no insurance, no hope :( So typical of road matters in this country, and very sad !

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please always look both ways before crossing any road in Thailand ... at any zebra xing or and traffic light crossing ...   ALWAYS LOOK BOTH WAYS.

 

just look both ways a couple of times to make sure nothing is coming.

RIP dear German Lady.

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18 hours ago, KhunBENQ said:

Zebra crossings in Thailand NOT.

 

They are not only a waste of paint, but a danger to tourists, who are lulled into expecting that the Thais will give way to pedestrians.

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Fine all cars that not stop for pedestrians at zebra crossings instead of fining pick up passengers who do not wear seat belts in the back!

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