At 4am, Chalong police were called to the scene of an incident where a Honda CRV had hit a pedestrian on Patak Rd in Rawai.
Police and Ruamjai Kupai rescue workers arrived at the scene, near Moo Baan Patak Villa, to find the body Finnish man (name withheld until he family has been notified) lying in a pool of blood. He had suffered a broken neck. Police found a credit card in the victim’s pocket.
20 metres away was a Phuket registered Honda CRV with its front damaged. The driver was waiting for police to arrive.
Witness said the victim had visited a friend in the area and when he ran across the road a Honda came at high speed from Chalong circle heading towards Karon and slammed into the victim.
The body of the victim was taken to Vachira hospital.
Police are contacting with the Finnish embassy and are working on notifying the victim's family.
Police took the driver of the vehicle to Chalong police station for questioning before charging him with reckless driving causing death.