A Chinese tourist has died after he was hit by a motorcycle as he was crossing a road in Phuket’s Chalong tambon. The accident occurred near the Chalong Miracle Lakeview housing estate on Chao Fa Road at about 19:00 on December 30.
According to Lt Chanut Hongsittichaikul of the Chalong Police, Mr Jielin Deng, 62, was trying to cross the four-lane road after his family had already crossed it to the other side. He made it across the first two lanes and started to cross the other two when he was hit by the big bike.
The rider of the motorcycle, a 25-year-old Russian named Robert Ness, was charged for reckless driving causing death and was later released after his lawyer posted 200,000 baht bail set by the judge. Mr Ness denied the charges.
“We did not find any evidence of alcohol or drugs involved in the accident”, Lt Chanut said. “Right now, police are collecting more information about the accident and we will ask Mr Ness to come to the station for more questioning. I’m not sure when the case will be sent to court, but I believe that it shouldn’t take more than two weeks,” he added.
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