Female pedestrian dies after being hit by a sedan during curfew time in Pattaya area

Banglamung –

A female pedestrian has been pronounced dead at the scene after being hit by a sedan in the Pattaya area last night (September 3rd) during a mandatory Covid-19 curfew that is currently in effect from 9:00 P.M. to 4:00 A.M. to discourage social gatherings overnight.

The Nongprue Police were notified of the accident at 9:40 P.M. on the Pong – Khao Maikaew Road in Banglamung.

Emergency responders and the Pattaya News arrived at the scene to find the body of Ms. Srirat Skantapakdee, 46, on the road. Her husband, Mr. Boonmee Panteng, 43, was found crying near her body.

A sedan with damage to the windows was found parked nearby. The driver, Mr. Ronnachai Kenjan, 30, was with Nongprue police at the scene.

Ronnachai told Nongprue police, “I was in a hurry heading back home as I knew I was already out past curfew and afraid of getting pulled over for breaking the rules. It was also too dark and I did not see the woman crossing the road so I could not avoid the collision.”

It was unclear why both the victim, her husband, and Ronnachai were all out during curfew. Boonmee was in an emotional state and did not immediately give an interview to authorities.

Witnesses told Nongprue police that they claim Mr. Ronnachai was driving at high speed. However, police are checking CCTV footage nearby for further potential legal action against Mr. Ronnachai for the accident.


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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.