School Director Driving in Pattaya Hits and Kills 56-Year-Old Homeless Man Crossing Road

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Pattaya —

A school director accidentally crashed his sedan into a 56-year-old man and killed him on the spot at 7 AM this morning, March 5th. The driver claimed the victim ran in front of his car.

The tragic accident unfolded on a road leading to Pattaya at the front of Soi Banglamung 1 in the Rong Po sub-district of Banglamung district. The victim, only identified as Mr. Wit, 56, had been crashed into by a sedan while he was crossing the road and passed away due to severe head and body injuries, according to Sawang Boriboon rescuers.

A white Toyota Yaris sedan was found parked about 20 meters away from the deceased man, with a cracked windshield and crumpled hood. The driver, identified only as Mr. Pichit, told rescuers that he is a school director in the Laem Chabang area. He was bringing his friends to the Banglamung district.

While the man was driving, the victim suddenly darted in front of his car from a traffic island according to Pichit. The school director claimed he could not brake, so he crashed head-on into the victim.

The victim’s body was transported to a local hospital for religious rites. Authorities reported that the victim was homeless and was residing at a shelter in Chonburi.

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Aim Tanakorn
The local news translator at The Pattaya News. Aim is a twenty-four year old who currently lives in Bangkok. Interested in English translation, story-telling, and entrepreneurship, he believes that hard-working is an indispensable component of every success in this world.