Canadian biker arrested in hit and run

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Three year old toddler injured in accident

Police tracked down a man suspected of a hit and run accident that left a three year old toddler in the hospital with two broken legs and brain damage. The girl’s parents are tourists visiting from Spain and said they were crossing the road when a big bike struck the girl’s pram on February 22, 2017 near Wat Pa Pao on Maneenopparat Road.

PIC A three year old toddler was left with two broken legs and potential brain damage after a hit and run accident on Maneenopparat Road on February 22, 2017.
PIC A three year old toddler was left with two broken legs and potential brain damage after a hit and run accident on Maneenopparat Road on February 22, 2017.

Police checked CCTV footage and tracked down a 52 year old Canadian man named Christopher Markus at a guesthouse in town. He was questioned by police and his motorcycle confiscated as evidence.

The Canadian man was questioned by the Deputy Police Commander and admitted to hitting the child while he was overtaking another vehicle but wasn’t aware of the family crossing the street. He told police that he left because he was in shock and afraid as he is a foreigner on a visit to the country. He had rented the big bike to explore Chiang Mai. The man was charged with driving recklessly and his prosecution will be up to the court to determine.

The Spanish family said they love Thailand and visit every year, specifically during February but they don’t know if they will return again. They are only hoping that their daughter will recover soon.