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British national Danny Glass from Margate in Kent, England, has been charged with reckless driving causing the death of his long-term partner, British mum Sophie Emma Rose Anderson.
Ms Anderson was riding pillion when Mr Glass lost control of the scooter they were riding on after he braked suddenly to avoid ramming into the back of a car, that he said had braked suddenly Monday last week (May 8).
Ms Anderson fell onto the road and was run over by an 18-wheeled truck driven by Nattawoot Kimchue, 30, from Thai Muang in Phang Nga Province.
She was six months pregnant, with Mr Glass as the father.
Ms Anderson was also mother to 5-year-old Shaye, from a previous relationship. Young Shaye lived with her and Mr Glass in Phuket, but has since been taken to live with his father in Bangkok.
“The drivers have already been charged,” he affirmed.
“Right now, the investigation is not yet closed because we are still waiting for the autopsy to be released. Then they will go to court,” Col Sanit added.
The case echoes an incident in early February in which Australian tourist Thomas Keating, 22, was charged with reckless driving causing death after an accident that resulted in the death of his girlfriend Emily Jayne Collie, 20.
The two crashed their separate jet-skis into each other off Kata Beach in southern Phuket, Ms Collie sustained severe injuries in the crash which later claimed her life.
Mr Keating was handed down a two-year suspended jail sentence and fined B5,000 after pleading guilty to the charge. (See story here).