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The father of a Chinese tourist who has died after a motorcycle accident earlier this month has appealed for help at the Justice Ministry.
Jun Mai Gao, 52, from Hunan, went with a lawyer to meet Tawatchai Thaikhiaw saying he was poor and could not afford to pay for the storage of his daughter in the morgue or the high cost of the repatriation of her body to China.
He also claimed after the police failed to press charges that the reason was the person who knocked down his daughter or the company that owned the stuck were “well connected”.
Jae Wee Yon Gao, 25, was knocked down while doing a U-turn in downtown Hua Hin. The father said a truck carrying fresh pork hit her while going too fast in the right hand lane.
The accident happened in city limits so the truck should not have been going fast, he claimed.
His daughter was thrown 19 meters onto the tarmac.
She initially survived the accident that happened at the beginning of the month but has since died.
The father said he had contacted the Tourism and Sports Ministry for help as his daughter was a bona fide tourist. He had also contacted the Chinese embassy.
He was now appealing with lawyer Narong Thongkham for justice.
He said he had heard nothing from the owners of the truck or the driver. And the police had laid no charges in the matter.
He said it was costing 2,000 baht per day to store his daughter’s body and would cost 100,000 baht to fly her body back to China.
He said he was poor and could not afford this.
Tawatchai at the justice ministry told Daily News that they were concerned that the police had laid no charges despite there being clear CCTV evidence from the accident.
He said that the father expressed concern that the case involved a well connected individual or individual and this was the reason no charges had been announced.
He said the Justice Ministry would look into this and help with other costs if possible.