Patong Tuk Tuk Taxi Driver Surrenders After Hit and Run Injury of Saudi Arabian Pedestrian

Patong –

A Tuk Tuk taxi driver surrendered to Phuket police after he hit and injured a Saudi Arabian pedestrian and left the scene of the accident.

Patong Police Chief Colonel Sujin Nilbodee told the Phuket Express that on Wednesday night (September 13th) at 7:45 P.M a Tuk Tuk taxi hit a foreign tourist who was walking on the footpath of Rainbow Road in Patong before speeding away.

The Tuk Tuk taxi driver later surrendered to the Patong Police and was identified only as Mr. Eakkaluck, 37.

The foreign tourist was later fully identified as Mr. Alotaibi Meshari Midad, 38, a Saudi Arabian national. He was taken to the Patong hospital.

The Tuk Tuk taxi driver told the police that after he hit the man he went to the Patong Hospital to visit the tourist before coming to the police station to surrender himself.

Police are continuing their investigation and considering 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.