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The front of the vehicle that struck Jari Peter Soder in darkness

Phuket Expat Killed Crossing Road from Bar

Tuesday, November 23, 2010
UPDATE

The Finn killed in Rawai is Jari Peter Soder, 41. Relatives in Finland have been notified.

Original Report

AN EXPAT resident died when walking across a main road in southern Phuket from his favorite bar about 3am on Sunday, police said today.

The man, from Finland, was struck by a car outside the Asia Bar in Viset Road, Rawai, as he headed back to his home on the opposite side of the road. The man died on the road from massive head injuries.

The Andaman Boutique Resort is nearby.

Phuketwan has the man's name but is waiting to be told that relatives in Finland have been informed before publication.

The man has a Thai wife and had been living on Phuket for at least a year, Phuketwan was told.

Chalong police were called to investigate. Officers said the driver of the car that struck the man, Pragrob Kurlchaiyaphoom, 34, from Kathu, stayed at the scene.

The driver was being interviewed at Chalong police station today. The man's body is in Vachira Hospital.
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The man died on the road from massive head injuries. The Andaman Boutique resort is nearby.

How are these 2 facts related?? And what is the relevance of the 2nd??

Posted by another steve on November 23, 2010 12:35

Editor Comment:

It tells readers where the man died, on the roadway, close to the Andaman Boutique Resort.

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you already told us.

"outside the Asia Bar in Viset Road, Rawai"

Posted by john s on November 23, 2010 15:25

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Some people who drive past the Asia Bar would know the resort as a landmark, John. It's distressing to have nit-pickers who are more concerned about sentence structure than this sad death.

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Well said Ed.
just go on Thai visa any day and you can meet them all.
RIP

Posted by lord Jim on November 23, 2010 15:44

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it was a terrible accident and tragedy. Rip My Best Friend.

Posted by Anonymous on November 23, 2010 20:21

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Does Andaman Boutique advertise in PW's sister publication, The Phuket Post ? I'd buy it to check except I boycott dioxin bleached virgin pulp.

Posted by Phuket-Indy on November 24, 2010 08:01

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No idea. Your en passant accusation of product placement sets a new low. A man is dead, but Phuket-Indy has a nit to pick.
Your brain appears to have have already turned to mush, which is a pity because issue 145 of the Phuket Post is pretty good value for 20 baht.

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What sort of "too much time on their hands" losers use a good man's death to vent their bile. I wish someone would dioxin bleach you Phuket Indy!!

Posted by mike on November 24, 2010 10:56

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R.I.P Jari you was a good friend to all, we will miss you.
julian

Posted by julian s a on November 24, 2010 15:49

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Is the driver been interviewed, no alcohol test or drug test were made on the driver?

Please shed some light on this case, as I do remember about few cases on bypass road and Thep Krasattri road that the drivers been investigated for negligence or cause of someone's death.

Is this case different or?

Posted by Ex expat on November 24, 2010 20:47

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Police do not appear to believe the driver was negligent.

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RIP - met him a few times. Nice fella.

You can only put this down to a tragic accident. The chap driving the truck didn't attempt to flee and one should really spare a thought of how he must be feeling having such a terrible accident.

Posted by Graham on November 25, 2010 18:29

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The man is dead, it is a terrible waste and others have stated already.

Info media consolidation disclosure is about as important as it gets no matter the claim, "nit-picking."
If an advertiser gets a mention in a news story, readers should be aware of the affiliation.

Posted by Media Watcher on December 1, 2010 15:04

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There is no affiliation and no sign of it. In other words, it's an idle shot in the dark, Mediawatch. It's shockingly callous and disrespectful. Only people with sad psyches would raise it in the context of a man's death. There is no excusing it. Only someone who failed every test of a caring outlook would continue to raise it. A loose potshot from an even looser mind.

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Please disclose your affiliations with property advertisers in a publication on the info page.

Posted by Media Watcher on December 2, 2010 09:15

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Media Watcher, you are a complete bore. We have no ''affiliations'' with property advertisers. Go away.


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