A tourist from Kazakhstan was killed when a tuk-tuk slammed into a 48-year-old man as he was crossing a three lane road in Hua Hin Sunday afternoon, a Facebook post reported.
With several fractures and a broken skull, Mongyen Kobet (name transliterated) was lying dead in a pool of blood on the outer lane of Phet Kasem Rd. Shocked and devastated, the Thai wife of the deceased was kneeling next to him, holding his hand and disavowing the horrible accident.
The had just returned from a shopping trip at Hua Hin’s Village Market in front of Phet Kasem Rd. In a moment of inadvertence, while using a crosswalk to get to the other side of the road, Mr Kobet was looking in the wrong direction and did not see the tuk-tuk that was approaching with high speed towards the couple.
Mr Kobet’s wife managed to avoid the collision, but her husband was less fortunate: The vehicle directly slammed into him and violently threw him onto the asphalt, smashing his skull and breaking several bones.
Even though emergency doctors quickly arrived on the scene, they were not able to save the life of the 48-year-old tourist. He died from his severe injuries on the spot. Police have not yet mentioned whether charges have been pressed against the driver of the tuk-tuk.
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