Two German pedestrians were seriously injured after they were hit by a sedan in Pattaya while walking home from a bar.
The Pattaya City Police were notified of the incident at 2:00 A.M. on Saturday (May 6th) on Pattaya Second Road in Naklua. They and the Pattaya News arrived at the scene to find the sedan parked on the road with a broken front windshield.
The sedan driver, Mr. Pakasit Noodang, 42, was waiting for law enforcement at the scene and was described by rescue workers and police as cooperative.
On the road rescue staff found MR. JAKOB BAULER, 68, and MR. KLAUS WERNER, 58, both German nationals. MR. WERNER had sustained severe injuries while Mr. Bauler had more minor injuries. They were both taken to a nearby hospital.
Pakasit agreed to speak with reporters and told the Pattaya News team that he was driving at about 40-60 kilometers per hour. He did not see both foreigners and only realized they were there when his vehicle hit them.
A witness, a motorbike taxi driver named Mr. Wirat Yimyam, 45, told the Pattaya News team that the sedan was driving at about 40-60 kilometers per hour before turning left onto Pattaya Second Road and hitting both pedestrians.
The Pattaya City Police checked CCTV footage. Both pedestrians had left a beer bar nearby before crossing the road and being hit by the sedan. They flew up in the air and landed on the road.
Police are continuing their investigation for further legal action, it was not clear if Pakasit had been tested for alcohol or drugs but was described by police as appearing sober and cooperative.
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