British Man in Mercedes Hits Thai Garbage Collector Crossing the Road

A British national killed a Thai garbage collector after hitting him in his Mercedes and dragging the latter for some 40 meters (131 feet) upon impact.

The grim incident occurred along Thepkrasattri road in Phuket on Wednesday, The Thaiger reported.

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The victim, who has not been identified, was pushing his garbage cart across the street when the black Mercedes-Benz C250 struck him around 5 a.m., witnesses claimed.

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Upon impact, Paul Mercer, 33, dragged the victim’s body for about more 40 meters (131 feet), Workpoint News noted.

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The victim’s body parts, along with his scraps of metal, were scattered on the road.

Mercer, who also sustained injuries, was rushed to Bangkok Hospital Phuket.

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Authorities have since collected evidence and tried to track down the victim’s relatives.

Locals claimed that the victim was often seen collecting scrap metals in the area.

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Phuket Charity Foundation sent the victim’s remains to Thalang Hospital.

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No charges have been filed against Mercer to date.

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Facebook users felt sorry for the victim:

“This is scary.”

“This car is built for fun, it needs to have a very careful driver.”

“I feel sorry for the victim. Every life is precious.”

“How fast is he driving to come down to this?”

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“A foreigner strikes again.”

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