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Phuket driver to be charged for death of German, Andreas Walter

Police have confirmed they will charge a Phuket man for the road collision that killed German national Andreas Walter, 47, in Karon last week.

death of motorbike rider in PhuketMr Walter died from injuries sustained when the motorbike he was riding was struck a car at about 11:30pm Thursday last week (Dec 3).

His Thai partner, Patcharin Lammai, remains at Bangkok Hospital Phuket recovering from facial and body injuries.

Jakarin Rodpradit, 27, from Chalong will face charges for the accident, Lt Niphon Temsang of the Karon Police told The Phuket News today (Dec 11).

“We don’t have any CCTV footage from the accident site, but after questioning the driver (Jakarin), the (surviving) victim and witnesses in the area, I can confirm that the Toyota driver, Mr Jakarin, is to be charged with reckless driving causing death and injury and to be held responsible for damage to the parked pickup truck that was struck during the accident,” he said.

Lt Niphon Temsang declined to discuss further details of the investigation.

Phuket News

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