Pattaya Driver Claims Foreigner Jumped in Front of His Car Leading to Foreigners Death

Pattaya —

A tragic accident occurred on Sukhumvit Road in Pattaya early yesterday morning, resulting in the death of a foreign man. According to the driver, the man deliberately jumped in front of his car, causing the accident.

Pattaya police received a report of the accident at 12:06 AM on December 5th on Sukhumvit Road in South Pattaya heading towards Bangkok. They coordinated with a rescue team and rushed to the scene to find a Ford car with Bangkok license plates parked in the middle of the road.

The vehicle’s front end sustained significant damage. The driver, Mr. Torsak Lopaisankrit, a 54-year-old Thai man, was present at the scene.

Pattaya police discovered the body of an unidentified male foreigner, aged around 60-70 years old, lying unconscious near the car. The man was tall, around 170 centimeters, and was wearing a yellow T-shirt and shorts. He had sustained severe injuries to his arms and legs, and his limbs were dislocated. Despite immediate medical attention, including attempts to resuscitate him, the man succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. No identification documents were found on the foreign victim.

Mr. Torsak, the driver, recounted his horrific experience to Pattaya police. He stated that as he was driving towards Bangkok, he noticed something jumping in front of his car just after passing a green traffic light. He then observed that he had hit a person, so he immediately stopped his car to check. Subsequently, Mr. Torsak reported the incident to the authorities.

An eyewitness to the incident, Mr. Chaichana Chujit, 25, who was driving behind Mr. Torsak’s vehicle, corroborated Mr. Torsak’s account. He confirmed that he saw the foreigner walking as if to cross the road, stopping abruptly, and then jumping in front of the car.

Pattaya police took photographic evidence of the scene. They planned to review footage from the car’s front camera and the nearby CCTV cameras to determine whether the incident was a deliberate act of self-harm or an accident.

The body of the deceased was transported to Banglamung Hospital for identification procedures. Authorities will later contact the victim’s relatives and his embassy.

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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.