Surreal moment: A hit-and-run driver in Thailand runs over a British pensioner aged 74 and sends him flying on a Thai zebra crossing.
- Peter Palmer (74) was flung into air like a ragdoll by the vehicle as it struck him
- The car struck the tourist as he was walking to his breakfast at his hotel.
- The pickup truck ran through a red light before hitting the man and driving away
A shocking video has been released showing a pickup truck hitting a British pensioner as he crossed a road to get to a Thai hotel breakfast.
Peter Palmer, aged 74, was crossing the Chonburi Zebra Crossing yesterday when a white pickup truck drove into him.
Mr Palmer, who was on holiday, had made it halfway across the pedestrian crossing when the white Isuzu D-Max rammed into him as it drove through a red light.
He He was thrown into the air as a ragdoll when the car smashed into him at speed, but somehow survived.
The horrendous CCTV footage captured the moment when Mr Palmer was struck by the vehicle.
Peter Palmer was about halfway across the pedestrian crossing, when the white Isuzu D-Max crashed into him.
The car passed through a red light and struck the tourist at speed.
He was then mowed by the vehicle. Horrific CCTV captured it.
He was not bothered by the collision and the pickup truck slowed down slightly before speeding off.
The accident left Mr Palmer unconscious on the asphalt, apparently because a passerby called for his help.
The incident was captured on horrendous CCTV. Mr Palmer was hit by the pickup truck.
The driver continued on his way, seemingly not caring about the man they had just hit.
After being called for help by a witness, Palmer was found unconscious on the tarmac.
The pensioner was then rushed to a nearby hospital, where he received four stitches for a head wound and was taken for x-rays for a painful hip injury.
Speaking to a Thai journalist, Mr Palmer said that he left condo to cross the street for breakfast. It said 12 seconds to cross. I can see the light turn green. One man walks towards me, and I am his car [hit me].’
The holidaymaker stated that she would like to inform the pickup driver to stop judging me and to take care of her. For the safety of everyone, motorists and pedestrians must be more cautious when crossing roads.
He He also stated that he would file a police complaint after he has returned from the hospital.
A local journalist in Thailand interviewed Mr Palmer about his call for the driver to “surrender himself.”
The pensioner was immediately taken to the nearest hospital. He received four stitches for his head wound and was then taken for xrays for a painful hip injury.
After After being hit by the car, Mr Palmer was left with four head injuries.
He He also appealed for Thai media to report his story in order to find the driver. On CCTV security footage, it was unclear if the license plate was visible.
Hit-and-run offenders, under Sections 78 and 160 of Thailand’s Land Traffic Act, may face fines between 2,000 to 10,000 THB (around £48 to £234), detention of up to three months, or both. If a victim is killed or seriously hurt, the penalties increase.