German tourist jumps on hit-and-run car in Krabi
A German tourist jumped on a car driven by 19-year-old Thai who tried to flee after bumping into the rear of the tourist’s car. The Thai teenager ended up hitting three more vehicles and seven motorcycles before he was arrested.
Pol Lt Col Chartchai Nakpaksi, an investigative inspector of Muang Krabi police station, said the failed hit-and-run attempt happened on the Ao Nang Road in Moo 2 village in Tambon Ao Nang in Krabi at noon on Tuesday.
The tourist, Vitalii Slobodchikov, 37, suffered a slight injury on his right leg and left arm. The Thai teenager, Kiartiyos Pramualkarn was arrested after his escape effort ended when his Mitsubishi Pajero rammed into a Honda sedan car parked on the road, prompting it to be unable to move further.
Kiartiyos himself suffered a minor injury on his leg. He was arrested by a policeman stationed at the Ao Nang Bay’s police booth.
Slobodchikov told police that Kiartiyos’s Pajero slammed into the rear of his Hyundai car but the teenager would not stop. Instead, he pulled back and tried to flee the scene.
The German tourist said he ran after the Pajero and it would not stop so he jumped on its roof held on to the roof’s two bars for luggage load.
Slobodchikov said the Thai teenager swerved his vehicle left and right, trying to shake him off the vehicle. Doing so, Kiartiyos’s Pajero hit two pick-up trucks and seven motorcycles along the way before it hit the Honda car and its engine went off.
The teenager was charged with reckless driving causing injuries and damages.