THE PROSECUTOR’S signed statement on the withdrawal of charges against Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya in a hit-and-run incident on September 3, 2012 points out that the policeman was careless in too closely changing lanes which led to his death and this did not occur out of negligence on the part of the Red Bull heir, Sanook.com reported this afternoon (July 26, 2020).
The statement also points out that the family of the deceased policeman, Wichian Klanprasert, are satisfied with the compensation they have received and do not want to pursue the case in both civil and criminal courts.
The prosecutor, Mr. Net Naksuk, said Vorayuth was driving at a speed not exceeding 50 kilometres an hour but due to Wichian, who was riding a motorcycle, changing lanes at a close range he was not able to stop his vehicle on time.
Therefore this incident was an act of force majeure and not due to carelessness on the part of Vorayuth, he added.
There is also not enough evidence to pursue the case against the Red Bull heir for this offense and a reversal in this case in being made according the regulations of the Office of the Attorney General, he said.
Top: Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya. Thai headline says, “Prosecutor points to force majeure.” Photo: Sanook.com