A 68-year-old Swedish man has died after being hit by a car at an intersection where he went by motorcycle taxi. The man was a resident in Stockholm, and the Foreign Ministry in Sweden confirms that his relatives have been informed.
The accident happened on 28 November 2016 in Hua Hin, and the Swede had just left a dinner with his friend, and was on his way home on a motorcycle taxi. The accident occurred on the night between Monday and Tuesday, Swedish time.
Dan Magnusson, 75, says he had been at a dinner with the 68-year-old – one of his best friends – and that the two were on their way home. Since they were going in different directions, they chose different means of transport. The 68-year-old took a motorcycle taxi.
At an intersection, the driver stopped at a red light. When it turned green, he drove out.
“Then a car ran a red light in very, very high speed on the main road. When the driver saw the red light coming, he gassed up instead of slowing down,” Dan Magnusson says to expressen.se.
The 68-year-old Swede from Stockholm was on a golf trip to Thailand and had rented an apartment in Hua Hin. He had been there three weeks, and it was planned that he would go home on Sunday 4 December, Dan Magnusson explains, who himself lives in the city.
The two men had known each other for seven or eight years, and have been on several trips together.