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Italian expat faces recklessness causing death charge over fatal boat collision

Italian expat faces recklessness causing death charge over fatal boat collision

PHUKET: The Italian expat involved in a boat collision over the Songkran Thai New Year holidays that resulted in the death of a 74-year-old Thai fisherman has been charged with recklessness causing death, police have confirmed.

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By Tanyaluk Sakoot

Thursday 9 May 2019, 06:26PM


The Italian, Giorgio Nastri, 64, was involved in the collision between his boat and a longtail being operated by 74-year-old Rawai resident San Malee off Koh Bon, off Phuket’s southeast coast, on the morning of Apr 14.

Mr San was brought ashore and rushed to hospital. (See story here.)

However, Capt Somkiet Sarasin of the Chalong Police confirmed to The Phuket News on Apr 17 that Mr San had died in hospital from injuries sustained in the collision.

“Mr Nastri will be charged for recklessness causing death,” Capt Somkiet confirmed to The Phuket News today (May 9).

“We believe the collision was the result of his recklessness,” he added.

“I am still waiting for the forensic police to conclude their investigation. That may take about a month. They are very busy but said they would try to complete their investigation as soon as possible,”Capt Somkiet said.

“After all the evidence has been gathered, I will forward the case to the Phuket Provincial Prosecutor’s Office to proceed with the charge,” he added.

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Mr Nastri has been released without bail while the investigation is being conducted, Capt Somkiet said.

Mr Nastri has paid B100,000 to Mr San’s relatives to cover medical expenses,” Capt Somkiet noted.

“But the deceased’s relatives have demanded an additional B1.5 million in compensation,” he added.

Negotiations over the compensation for Mr San’s death are continuing, Capt Somkiet said.

Both boats involved in the incident have been impounded while the investigation continues, Capt Somkiet confirmed.

“And the incident has been reported to Phuket Immigration,” he said.

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Kurt | 12 May 2019 - 16:30:00

Very good, Khun Dek, we feel happy to read that you did do some thinking and feel with us now.

DeKaaskopp | 12 May 2019 - 10:52:04

" ..having compassion/ruthless cold thinking" Reading ones daily comments brings out the deepest compassion in me!

vegasbaby | 11 May 2019 - 19:47:13

How is this any different than a drunk taxi driver crashing and injuring or killing tourists?  Happens every day...

Kurt | 11 May 2019 - 15:27:40

Dek, did you ever hear about having compassion with another person, involved in accident regardless his nationality or who is at fault? Doing something good according buddhist teaching, even when the man is probably not a buddhist? Your question makes us think about your ruthless cold thinking.

DeKaaskopp | 11 May 2019 - 11:12:13

If he wasn't at fault,why did he pay for medical expenses at all? "Breadwinner" How does the serial poster know he wasn't? Looking at his crystal ball/decanter again?

CaptainJack | 10 May 2019 - 14:22:09

Don't you just love the way a persons death here is always reduced to financial remuneration. I'm sorry, but that's what life insurance is for, beyond that it should be done by court order and not on the basis of what greedy relatives want out of the 'rich foreigner'.

Kurt | 10 May 2019 - 12:27:30

How can they demand/negotiate compensation when all we know of the accident is the 'BELIEVE' of a police officer? Investigations are still going on for 1 more month! Not even all the evidence has been gathered! This is a typical premature 'farang rip off' happening. Shameful. Guess RTP is the 'mediator'. Funny, that 'conflict of interest'.

Kurt | 10 May 2019 - 11:38:52

Is the italian man not having a boat insurance, including payment damage to others if at fault? It is terrible that thai spous the death of a 74 year old man ( who was not a breadwinner)  like to materialise, and start to ask for 1.5 million 'compensation'. It's disgusting.  What things/matters have to be compensated? Let the thai insurance people handle this in civilised way.

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