Child driver in fatal crash reports to police

An 15-year-old boy who drove a BMW through a red light and killed a newly graduated engineer in Nakhon Ratchasima on Sept 30 has reported to police.

Child driver in fatal crash reports to police
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Child driver in fatal crash reports to police

published : 4 Oct 2022 at 12:27

writer: Gary Boyle

ORIGINAL SOURCE/WRITER: Prasit Tangprasert

The wrecked BMW sedan after the accident. It was driven by a 15-year-old boy who ran a red light and hit and killed a motorcyclist at an intersection in Muang district, Nakhon Ratchasima, on Sept 30. (Police photo)

An 15-year-old boy who drove a BMW through a red light and killed a newly graduated engineer in Nakhon Ratchasima on Sept 30 has reported to police.

Police said the boy was with his parents when he arrived at the police station on Monday afternoon.

The boy, whose name was withheld because of his age, was questioned by police in the presence of officials from the youth observation and protection centre.

He was charged with reckless driving causing death, ignoring a red light and driving without a licence. The boy confessed to the charges.

Police said the boy was not driving under the influence of alcohol, as confirmd by a test after the accident.

The accident occurred on Sept 30 about 10pm. A BMW sedan driven by the boy ran a red light at an intersection and hit Thanapol Kaewmoon, 24, who was riding a motorcycle back to his room. Thanapol died at the scene.

Thanapol had recently graduated with honours in telecommunications engineering, and was working part-time at the university hospital while preparing to pursue his master's degree.

Vocabulary

  • charge: to accuse someone officially of committing a crime - ตั้งข้อกล่าวหา
  • confess (verb): to admit that you have committed a crime - สารภาพผิด
  • ignoring: not paying attention to something - เพิกเฉย
  • licence: an official document that gives someone permission to do or use something - ใบอนุญาต
  • presence: when someone or something is in a place - การอยู่ในสถานที่หนึ่ง (ของบุคคล)
  • pursue: to try to achieve something - ดำเนินตาม, พยายามเพื่อให้ได้มาซึ่ง
  • reckless: not thinking about the possible bad effects of your actions - สะเพร่า
  • run a red light: driving through a red light , instead of stopping, which is illegal -
  • sedan: a closed car with a front and back seat for  passengers - รถยนต์ส่วนบุคคลสี่ประตู
  • under the influence (exp): being affected by alcohol, a drug, etc. - อยู่ในสภาพมึน
  • withheld (verb): to deliberately not give something to someone - ไม่เปิดเผย, ไม่อนุญาต, ระงับ, ถอนกลับ
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