Capt Warawud Sansop of the Thalang Police was notified of an accident on Thepkrasattri Rd northbound in Muang Mai at 4:45am today (Oct 10). The accident happened opposite the PTT petrol station.
Capt Warawud arrived at the scene to find a black Phuket-registered Mercedes-Benz C250 parked at the side of the road.
The driver of the Mercedes, British national Paul John Mercer, age not reported, had sustained injuries so was taken to Bangkok Hospital Phuket.
Officers were also to request that hospital staff check the alcohol level Mr Mercer’s blood.
Near the vehicle police found body parts spread across the area.
A worker from the PTT petrol station who witnessed the accident said that the deceased was a man who always collected sellable rubbish from the area.
At the time of the accident he was collecting plastic bottles from the side of the road when the car crashed into him and dragged him about 40 metres before coming to a stop.
Police are currently investigating the incident further.