Police officer survives ride of hit-and-run driver
Pol Snr Sgt Maj Montri Nitichai of Tha Sala Police Station in Nakhon Si Thammarat clings to a car after its driver attempted to hit him on Wednesday. (Photo provided)
NAKHON SI THAMMARAT: A traffic cop survived a two-kilometer drive hanging from the hood of a car that tried to run over him on Wednesday in Tha Sala district.
Pol Snr Sgt Maj Montri Nitichai of Tha Sala Police Station said he was on his motorbike, waiting at an intersection in Tha Sala Market, when a yellow Mitsubishi car with red license plates struck the back of his bike.
The impact was not hard and he got off the bike to talk to the driver, the officer said. At this point, the driver accelerated towards him, causing him to jump on the hood. The car then drove for about two kilometers with the officer hooked up.
At Arthit Market, the driver suddenly stopped the car, knocking the officer off the hood. The driver then sped off.
Pol Capt Narongchai Khongchuay, who questioned the officer, said the victim could not clearly see the driver’s face because the driver was wearing a cap. No one saw the car’s license plate either.
Police are reportedly trying to identify the perpetrator with surveillance camera footage, he said.