British Publisher Killed in Chonburi Car Accident

Chonburi —

Colin Hastings, the owner and publisher of the Big Chilli magazine, was tragically killed after his car crashed into a house wall near Pattaya on Monday, April 29th, 2024.

The fatal car accident was reported to the Sattahip Police Station at 2:30 PM. It prompted an immediate response from the Sawang Rojjana Dham Foundation and medical workers from Yan Nasang Wararam Hospital.

The responders rushed to the scene on Soi Captain Muek in the Bang Saray sub-district of Chonburi province to find Colin’s damaged black Toyota Vios sedan that had crashed into a house wall. Colin, a British man, was discovered unconscious and severely injured inside the vehicle with significant front-end damage.

The rescue workers extracted Colin from the wreckage, while the medics spent more than half an hour performing CPR on him. However, they were unable to resuscitate him.

Relevant police are investigating the cause of the accident, but they initially suspected that the British publisher might have been speeding before losing control of the vehicle. Authorities are also exploring if Colin’s reported pre-existing medical condition played a role in his tragic death.

Colin Hastings is the publisher and owner of a Thailand-based magazine named The Big Chilli and a member of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand (FCCT). He also once served for the Bangkok Post and Thailand Tatler.

His passion project, The Big Chilli magazine, launched in November 1999, covers a wide range of topics from news to reviews, profiles, and sports, with the magazine quickly becoming a staple in major Thai locations like Pattaya, Hua Hin, Rayong, Chiang Mai, Koh Samui, and Phuket.

TPN Media extends its sincerest condolences to the friends and family of Mr. Hastings.

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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.