Motorbike Rider in Thalang Killed by Hit and Run Driver

Thalang –

A motorbike rider died after being hit by a car in Thalang. The driver did not stop and fled the scene but a part of the car was left behind, leaving a clue for police investigators.

The Thalang Police were notified of the accident at 5:40 A.M. Saturday morning (July 1st) in Baan Para, Pa Klok. Police, emergency responders and the Phuket Express arrived at the scene to find the damaged motorbike lying on the road.

The rider, Mr. Sampard Waree, 57, from Thalang, was found unconscious nearby. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

Part of a Toyota car was found at the scene. Police are checking CCTV footage to find the suspected vehicle and driver for further legal action.

Goongnang Suksawat
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 four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some 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.