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Police charge 15-year-old boy after fatal hit-and-run

Police charge 15-year-old boy after fatal hit-and-run

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: A 15-year-old boy who drove a BMW through a red light and killed an engineering graduate at an intersection in Muang district on Sept 30 reported to police to hear the charges yesterday (Oct 4).

By Bangkok Post

Wednesday 5 October 2022, 11:11AM

The wrecked BMW sedan after the accident. Photo: Police

The wrecked BMW sedan after the accident. Photo: Police

Pol Lt Col Paisal Panrew, an investigator, said the boy, whose name was withheld because of his age, was accompanied by his parents when he arrived at Pho Klang police station. He was questioned by police in the presence of officials from the youth observation and protection centre, reports the Bangkok Post.

He was charged with reckless driving causing death, ignoring a red light and driving without a licence. The boy admitted the charges.

Pol Lt Col Paisal said investigators were compiling further evidence and their report would be passed to prosecutors for legal proceedings.

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He said the boy was not driving under the influence of alcohol, as confirmed by a test after the accident.

The accident occurred on Sept 30 about 10pm. A BMW sedan driven by the boy ran a red light at an intersection and hit Thanapol Kaewmoon, 24, who was heading on a motorcycle from Suranaree University of Technology in Muang district of Nakhon Ratchasima to his room. Thanapol died at the scene.

Thanapol was from Tha Tako district in Nakhon Sawan and had only recently graduated with honours in telecommunications engineering, and was working part-time at the university hospital while preparing to pursue a master’s degree.

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Kurt | 07 October 2022 - 10:57:37

During such happenings/follow ups I always think about that poor old thai couple, plucking mushrooms in National Park, and as 'the Law is the Law' for poor people, sent straight a few years to inhumane Thai prison.

Kurt | 07 October 2022 - 10:52:33

How many baht in brown envelopes the 'BMW-parents' paid to law enforcement to keep their 15 yr old killing son out of youth detention from 30 sept till first investigation on 4 Oct? And still not detained? Is this becoming a next dregging on  'Boy Red Bull' happening? With or without escape abroad?

christysweet | 07 October 2022 - 10:23:19

"man-ger.." Cute but inaccurate. My concern is how societies  ignore  how 
 1/2 of the population  commits the vast majority of  crimes where others get hurt. What if a race  of people in a community had the same stats- it would be considered a problem and solutions might be offered.  

christysweet | 07 October 2022 - 10:11:20

ONe case  whilst males are committing 99% of the others... "" I'm not talking about female children, 'girls'. I'm talking about adult females aka women- akin to  adult males- men.  

Fascinated | 06 October 2022 - 19:29:26

Christy obviously forgot in her man-ger the H-iSo (Lo-so) girl who killed the people in the minivan on the Expressway in Bangkok then seen playing with her phone for mummy to get her out of it..

Kurt | 06 October 2022 - 11:28:38

@Christysweet, thai girls are smarter than thai men. They think. It's not for nothing that many young thai women not want to marry a thai man. What they see around makes much of the time they don't trust thai men.Unreliable/irresponsible.

christysweet | 06 October 2022 - 10:58:04

I wonder why we never hear about Thai girls behaving in such outageously dangerous manners. Such a mystery. 

JohnC | 06 October 2022 - 08:48:32

Why are you calling this an "accident". [an unfortunate incident that happens unexpectedly and UNINTENTIONALLY, typically resulting in damage or injury.] He intentionally drove at high speed ignoring a red light while unlicenced. That should be a charge of manslaughter rather than reckless driving. Tthe parents should be charged too. How could he take their car without their knowledge.

Kurt | 06 October 2022 - 05:17:03

Not a single word of the police investigator about how it was possible that a 15 year old teenager could get on the road with that BMW. Who is the owner? The parents?  As they are responseble for their minor son, are they charged to give son opportunity to drive off with the car and the desastreus follow up? Accident happened Friday, and teenager could just go home the whole weekend? 

Prab | 05 October 2022 - 13:15:00

why not charging the stupid parents? come on this is total non sense...


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