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British man, 43, is killed in a hit and run in Thailand

British man, 43, is killed in collision after being knocked off his bike on his way back from meeting friends in Thailand

  • The British man was hit by a truck after meeting friends in Nakhon Ratchasima
  • Rescuers found him face down in a pool of blood and were unable to revive him
  • The truck driver has fled the scene, but the police hope to track them down with CCTV

A British man was killed in Thailand last night by a hit-and-run driver who knocked him off his motorcycle.

The 43-year-old Briton was hit by a truck as he was driving back from a meal with friends in the city of Nakhon Ratchasima, police said.

Rescuers found him face down with no wrist in a pool of blood, and attempts to revive him with CPR proved fruitless, according to the bangkok Post.

The truck driver has presumably fled the scene, but the police hope to track them down with surveillance cameras.

The Phon Lan port (file photo) in the Thai city of Nakhon Ratchasima, near the site where a British citizen was killed in a collision on Wednesday evening.

The Phon Lan port (file photo) in the Thai city of Nakhon Ratchasima, near the site where a British citizen was killed in a collision on Wednesday evening.

The crash occurred at an intersection near the Phon Lan gate, part of an old city wall in Nakhon Ratchasima in northeastern Thailand.

The 43-year-old Brit had dined with friends not far from the crash site before police were called into the accident late at night.

Authorities have not released his name while informing the relatives of the deceased.

It is not known whether the man was a British expat, but tourists are currently being banned from the country due to the corona virus.

According to the British Foreign Office, more than a million British nationals normally bring to Thailand annually.

However, the borders were closed in March as the pandemic escalated around the world.

Quarantine regulations were tightened in July after two imported cases forced more than 400 people to isolate themselves in Thailand.

Thailand reached 100 days yesterday without a locally transmitted case of the virus, a trajectory previously only managed in New Zealand and Vietnam.

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