Frenchman makes expensive turn into Pattaya motorcycle shop

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An elderly Frenchman is on the hook for 500,000 baht in damages after smashing his car through the plate-glass window of a South Pattaya motorcycle shop.

Michel Buedong, 71, was driving with his 67-year-old wife Apapan Buedong when he lost control of his Toyota Vios and drove into the Mityon showroom for expensive big-bike motorcycles.

No one was injured, but a police-negotiated settlement with Mityon made Buedong liable for a half-million baht in damage.

The ill-fated car stops inches short of causing another half a million baht in damages.