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Honda hit-and-text girl officially off the hook

A Thai court today (May 11) rejected an appeal that would have sent to jail the young woman who as an unlicensed teen driver sent nine people to their deaths on a Bangkok roadway.

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By Coconuts Bangkok

Monday 11 May 2015, 05:00PM


The girl was caught on camera playing with her phone just after the fatal crash which killed nine.

The girl was caught on camera playing with her phone just after the fatal crash which killed nine.

The woman, whose name was withheld as the fatal accident happened when she was 16, was cleared in the Central Juvenile and Family Court of all criminal charges from the 2010 accident in which she crashed into a taxi van and sent it plummeting from an elevated expressway, killing nine people. She was 16 and had no license to drive.

The well-heeled young woman was spared from serving a single day in jail after a court sentenced her in 2012 to a suspended jail sentence. She was later ordered to do some community service.

The woman became an object of public scorn after she was photographed resting against a barrier and chatting on her phone while bodies of van passengers, some of them Thammasat University students, littered the road below.

In April, 2014, a court added another year to the suspended sentence she will never serve, along with 48 hours of community service.

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The appeal rejected in court today was the final means of seeking criminal prosecution. It means an end to all those court appearances, which must have been really tough on her.

For the family members of those killed in the accident, it was the last opportunity to find justice, however the victims’ families said they will continue to fight for compensation in civil proceedings, Daily News reported.

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Bjay | 14 May 2015 - 18:49:56

There can be no Justice for the innocent Dead Thais as long as Thai Justice is Blind? I agree it should be on Facebook or international news outlets?

malczx7r | 12 May 2015 - 12:59:19

Justice Thai style, Gen Prayut should get involved and make an example of her! 
You can bet it would have been different had it been a Farang!

Marcos989 | 11 May 2015 - 19:50:58

Disgraceful. 
This story should go viral internationally to demonstrate how bad Thailand is.

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