Hit and Run Chasers Receive Recognition
CityNews – April 4th, at a press conference room in Hang Dong District Office, Chiang Mai. Sakchai Kunanuwatchaidect, District Chief Officer gave a certificate each to Alisa Aasara Asarat, a 20 year old student at the Faculty of Management Science Rajabhat University and her friend Rattharerk Yeunbun, 21 years old.
These two students were riding a motorcycle last week when then saw a pickup truck hit a motorbike ridden by a woman and her son and daughter. The pickup truck then fled the scene of the accident. The two followed the pickup truck and filmed the driver denying any wrong doing. However the students found the motorbike’s licence plate still stuck on the pickup truck fender. Upon being shown this evidence, the pickup driver fled the scene again. The clips went viral and the two have been hailed as heroes.
Alisa said that she was glad to have received appreciation.
Police say that initial investigation shows that the driver of the pickup truck was at fault and that the mother and son who were injured are now out of hospital, but the 8 year old daughter is still in ICU. Authorities say that they will follow this case closely and will be calling in the two students to give witness statements.