Pattaya Daily News

06 December 2012 :: 13:12:25 pm 69148

Speeding Drunk British Man Dies In Car Crash

A 64-year-old British man died of his injuries after his car hit a tree near the entrance of soi Wat Tuan Tong. He was unconscious but still breathing after the crash, but later died at the hospital. A witness said the British man had been speeding in the unlit road when he drove into the tree.
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PATTAYA – December 6, 2012 [Pattaya Daily News]: At 12:39 a.m., a report of a car hitting a tree and seriously injuring the driver was received by Pol. Maj. Capt. Yuthapol Boonkerd, detective officer of the shift, Banglamung police station, sub branch Nongprue. He rushed to the crime scene with rescuers from Sawang Boriboon foundation Pattaya.

The incident occurred at the entrance of soi Wat Tuan Tong, Khob Ang Mabprachan Rd. moo 5, Pong, Banglamung, Chonburi.

At the scene, police saw a crowd of residents gathered around the damaged car, a bronze Toyota Fortuner that had crashed into a big tree. The victim was in the driver’s seat, unconscious but still breathing. He was later identified as Mr. Raymond Christopher Donnell, 64 years old, nationality British.

The rescuers performed emergency first aid and sent the British man to Bangkok Pattaya hospital. However, he died later of his injuries. The doctor listed the cause of his death as heart failure.

Police questioned a witness, who said the British man was driving very fast when he was approaching the curve in the unlit road. The street was very dark because there were no street lights, and also had no sidewalks or boundary markings.

After the witness saw the speeding car crash into the tree, he rushed to help. When he opened the car door, he smelled a scent of alcohol. Then he quickly called the police.

Reporter : Tanasab   Photo : Tanasab   Category : Community News

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