A German national has been fatally injured after he was hit by a van while crossing a street in Chonburi province Sunday night.
The incident happened at around 21:00 on a main road near Bang Saen beach. The car was a public van commuting from Bangkok to Pattaya. After the accident, the driver left the vehicle and escaped on foot.
Passengers who were travelling in the van at the time of the accident reported that the driver was traveling “very fast” and complained that he wanted to pick up passengers at the Central Festival Pattaya shopping mall before other vans were able to.
The police published only the victim’s first name, Willy, a 78 years old Chonburi resident whose daughter is married to Manaswin Nantasen, an actor and singer well known in the 1990s.
Chonburi police Lt. Col. Prateep Thongwadee is still searching for the suspected driver.
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