Norwegian killed in traffic accident in Thailand

A Norwegian man was killed when he was driving his girlfriend to work at the local hospital, said a friend of the husband to Norwegian television.

The accident happened in Khon Kaen in northeast Thailand, early Thursday morning.

“We can confirm that a 57-year-old Norwegian man was killed in a traffic accident in Thailand on Thursday,” said the director Frode Overland Andersen of Norwegian Foreign Affairs.

The Norwegian was driving his girlfriend to the local hospital where she works, but in a busy traffic light on a three lane road in both directions it went wrong

“He drove the green light, but a car in the other direction ran a red light,” said Norwegian Rolf Andersen, who also lives in Khon Kaen.

The Norwegian was killed instantly, but his girlfriend, who was on the back of the bike is in a coma and is being treated in a hospital.


5 Comments on “Norwegian killed in traffic accident in Thailand”

  1. A service for Oyvind, killed in the accident will be held this Tuesday, 23rd of April,at 10 am. It will be at a location just north of the Buddha statute on a side street. Email me for directions if interested.
    [email protected]

  2. A service will be held today 18 April 2013 at 2 pm. Interested parties will meet at the Buddha Statute on the side road near the entrance to Srinakarin Hospital.

  3. On Wednesday, 17 April 2013, the girlfriend of the recently deceased Norwegian who was killed by a red light runner at the entrance to Khon Kaen University, has passed away from her severe injuries.

  4. I am convinced that the public – i.e. here the drivers and witnesses near the event must take those things in their own hands> > DO NOT TOLERATE DANGEROUS AND EGOISTIC BEHAVIOR. 1. Confront culprits as a group on the spot. 2. wait for police to enter into protocoll what you saw as a witness. 3. do not allow drivers who jump the queue (do not give way). 4. or overtake you only to cut in in front of you. this would happen in european cities, and ill-mannered drivers will thus learn that they will have to cut back in speed and to respect other traffic participants.
    unfortunately thai citizens have to give up the face-saving principle and start to speak up in every sense.

  5. April 12, 2013 at 15:19
    I am a friend of the deceased Norwegian. My wife is a very good friend of the lady in a coma.
    A group of his friends and acquaintances are planning a Christian service and a cremation. Another Norwegian man is planning to return his ashes back to his children in Norway. Anyone interested in attending or assisting in any of the foregoing may contact me by email.
    James – [email protected]

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