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Swedish man killed after being hit by car while crossing road in Phang Nga

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A Swedish man has died after he was hit by a car as he crossed the road in the southern province of Phang Nga, just north of Phuket. The Phuket Express reports that emergency responders were notified of the incident at around 10pm last night. The pedestrian was struck by a car as he crossed Phet Kasem Road in the business district of Takua Pa.

Rescue workers found a badly damaged car at the scene, with the driver, named only as 26 year old Paramet, waiting for police. It’s understood the car driver was uninjured and cooperated with police officers. Nearby, first responders found an injured foreigner, later confirmed to be of Swedish nationality. The unnamed man was severely injured and subsequently pronounced dead at a local hospital.

According to the report, CCTV footage of the scene shows the Swedish man was crossing the road when Paramet approached in his white sedan and collided with him. According to Khao Lak Police, Paramet has been arrested and faces charges of reckless driving causing death.

SOURCE: The Phuket Express

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