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Shocking moment British pensioner is run over and sent flying by hit-and-run driver in Thailand

Horrifying CCTV captured the incident as Mr Palmer was mowed down by the vehicle

Shocking moment British pensioner, 74, was run over and sent flying over a zebra crossing by a hit-and-run driver in Thailand

  • Peter Palmer, 74, was thrown through the air like a rag doll when the vehicle hit him
  • The tourist was on his way to breakfast at his hotel when he was hit by the car
  • The van ran a red light before hitting the man and driving away

Shocking footage has emerged of a van hitting a British pensioner as he crossed a road on his way to a hotel breakfast in Thailand.

A white van rammed Peter Palmer, 74, as he crossed a zebra crossing in Chonburi, Thailand yesterday.

Mr Palmer, who was on holiday, had crossed halfway through the crosswalk when the white Isuzu D-Max slammed into him as he drove through a red light.

He was thrown through the air like a rag doll when the car hit him at high speed – but survived the collision anyway.

Horrifying CCTV captured the incident as Mr Palmer was mowed down by the vehicle

Horrifying CCTV captured the incident as Mr Palmer was mowed down by the vehicle

Peter Palmer had crossed halfway through the crosswalk when the white Isuzu D-Max slammed into him

Peter Palmer had crossed halfway through the crosswalk when the white Isuzu D-Max slammed into him

The tourist was thrown through the air like a rag doll as the car ran a red light and hit him at high speed

The tourist was thrown through the air like a rag doll as the car ran a red light and hit him at high speed

Horrifying CCTV captured the incident as Mr Palmer was mowed down by the vehicle.

Showing no concern, the van slowed down slightly after hitting it, before speeding off again at high speed.

Mr Palmer was then curled up on the tarmac and apparently unconscious as a passerby called for help.

Horrifying CCTV captured the incident as Mr Palmer was hit by the van

Horrifying CCTV captured the incident as Mr Palmer was hit by the van

The driver then fled, showing no concern for the man he had just hit

The driver then fled, showing no concern for the man he had just hit

Mr Palmer was then curled up on the tarmac and apparently unconscious as a passerby called for help

Mr Palmer was then curled up on the tarmac and apparently unconscious as a passerby called for help

The pensioner was then rushed to a nearby hospital, where he received four stitches for a head injury and was taken for X-rays for a painful hip injury.

Mr Palmer, speaking to a local Thai reporter, said: ‘I am leaving the condo to cross the road for breakfast. I see the light turn green as it tells me 12 seconds to cross. A man comes towards me and car [hit me].’

The holidaymaker added: ‘If the pick-up driver sees me on the news I would like to tell him to come over and take care of me. Motorists and pedestrians should be more careful when using the roads for everyone’s safety.

He added that he would file a complaint with the police after he returned from hospital.

Speaking to a local Thai reporter, Mr Palmer called the driver to

Speaking to a local Thai reporter, Mr Palmer called on the driver to ‘surrender’

The pensioner was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he received four stitches for a head injury and was taken for x-rays for a painful hip injury.

The pensioner was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he received four stitches for a head injury and was taken for x-rays for a painful hip injury.

After being hit by the car, Mr Palmer received four stitches for a head injury

After being hit by the car, Mr Palmer received four stitches for a head injury

He also appealed to the Thai media to spread his story to help him find the driver. The license plate was unclear in CCTV security footage.

Hit and run offenders, under sections 78 and 160 of Thailand’s Land Traffic Act, can face fines ranging from THB 2,000 to 10,000 (approximately £48 to £234), detention up to up to three months, or both. Penalties increase if a victim was killed or seriously injured.

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