Finnish tourist killed in road accident in Phuket

Phuket police said a 25-year-old Finnish tourist was killed after he was hit by a car while crossing a street early in the morning of  22 February, according to Phuket Gazette.

Police said the Finn, identified as Robin Straka, sustained serious head injuries and was rushed to a nearby hospital before being transferred to Vachira Phuket Hospital.

But doctors were unable to save him.

Police quoted eyewitnesses as saying Straka had crossed the Kalim-Kamala Road to use the ATM at a Tesco Lotus at about 1am. On his return, he suddenly stopped walking when he was hit by a car.

Police said they have charged the driver, whose name was not given, with reckless driving causing death.

Source: Phuket Gazette

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