Jump to content
webfact

Frenchman killed in motorcycle crash on Samui

Recommended Posts

Frenchman killed in motorcycle crash on Samui

By The Nation

 

t4(153).jpg

Picture: Tnews/77Jowo

 

A Frenchman who owned a few French restaurants on Kon Samui in Surat Thani was killed in a motorcycle crash Tuesday evening, police said.
 

Oliver Aunay, 54, a French citizen, died in the accident on Thawee Ratphakdee road in Moo 1 in Tambon Mae Nam of Samui district at 6pm.

 

Footage from a security camera showed that Aunay was riding his motorcycle when a motorcycle driven by a Thai man crossed the road, cutting his way.

 

The clip showed Aunay trying to stop his motorcycle, but it fell over and slid on the road until the Frenchman’s head hit a step pedal on the other motorcycle.

 

The other motorcyclist was identified as Pongpol Pinpat, 30. He claimed that he had already crossed the road halfway when Aunay's motorcycle sped towards him.

 

Aunay's friend told police that he was returning home from a meeting at a law firm in Tambon Maret on Ban Lamai beach to negotiate the sale of one of his French restaurants to a German.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30338798

 
thenation_logo.jpg
-- © Copyright The Nation 2018-02-14

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 minutes ago, webfact said:

The other motorcyclist was identified as Pongpol Pinpat, 30. He claimed that he had already crossed the road halfway when Aunay's motorcycle sped towards him.

 

Amazing !

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
23 minutes ago, Darcula said:

 

Just for giving such a ridiculous excuse, they should double his fine to 1000 baht.

I have seen the video, the Thai was five seconds into turning right towards Bophut, accident happened at mid road. 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The video shows quite clearly that the other bloke was looking entirely in the wrong direction as he crossed the deceased's lane :sad:

Edited by evadgib

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, animatic said:

Clearly the other drivers fault. Pulling out before he has a proper place to enter his lane and abruptly blocking the right of way of Mr. Aunay.

If this were a civilized country I couldn't agree with you more. The problem is this lack of civility in driving is accepted by all Thai natives. It's the double-edged sword we all suffer. One of the most important factors in my deciding to leave the U.S. and move here was speed limits. I just can't obey them, and was spending too much money on raised insurance rates and speeding tickets. The obvious lack of give-a-damn by the Thai government from top to bottom means adherence to driving laws won't change any time soon. This doesn't negate what the Thai driver did, he was clearly wrong - from a logical, civilized point of view. Unfortunately, when in Rome ...

  • Confused 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

BANGKOK 20 February 2018 06:50
Sponsors
×