French Motorbike Rider Charged with Hit and Run After Thai Pedestrian Seriously Injured in Patong – VIDEO

Patong –

A French motorbike rider has been charged with hit and run after a Thai pedestrian sustained serious injuries in Patong.

The Patong Police told the Phuket Express today (February 16th) that last week on February 10th Mrs. Maliwan Sarnrat, 54, was crossing a small road in Soi Sai Namyen in Patong. She sustained severe injuries after she was hit by a motorbike. The rider did not stop.

Patong Police told the Phuket Express that on February 14th the rider returned the motorbike in question to a motorbike rental shop on Pracha Nukroa Road in Patong. The rider was identified as Mr. NAJI SAMI BOUAKKAZ, a French national.

The rental operator told police that they saw some scratches on the motorbike which had been fixed. Mr. BOUAKKAZ was matched with CCTV footage on the day that the motorbike hit the pedestrian after police tracked down him.

The Patong Police told the Phuket Express that Mr. BOUAKKAZ is facing charges of reckless driving at high speed and hit and run causing severe injuries.

The following clip may offend sensitive viewers, please use caution in viewing the video:

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Goong Nang 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 more than three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also national news, 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.