Swedish pedestrian dies after being hit by a car while crossing the road in Phang Nga

PHOTO: KHao Lak Rescue

Phang Nga –

A Swedish pedestrian has died after he was hit by a car while crossing a road in Phang Nga.

Emergency responders were notified of the incident at 10:00 P.M. last night (September 18th) on the Phet Kasem Road in Kuek Kak sub-district, Takua Pa district.

The first responders arrived at the scene to find the heavily damaged car on the road. The uninjured sedan driver, only identified as Mr. Paramet, 26, was waiting at the scene for law enforcement and rescue staff and was described as initially cooperative with police.

Nearby, rescue teams found the injured man who was later identified as a Swedish national. He had sustained severe injuries and was later pronounced dead at a local hospital. (The Phuket Express is witholding his name pending embassy and family notification.

CCTV footage nearby reviewed by law enforcement appeared to show the Swedish man was crossing the road when Paramet, driving a white sedan, crashed into him.

The Khao Lak Police said the driver, Paramet, is facing charges of reckless driving causing death. Paramet was taken into custody at the scene of the accident but did not speak to the media to discuss his interpretation of the events and what had happened.

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Goong is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and Chonburi, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.