Wife Of Dead Cyclist Awarded 300,000 Baht Compensation

Published on 22nd February 2015 by Stickboy BKK

Wife Of Dead Cyclist Awarded 300,000 Baht Compensation

It was announced today that the wife of cyclist Francisco Villa, killed in a road accident yesterday as he attempted a record breaking round the world journey, will be awarded 300,000 baht compensation for his loss of life plus an additional 100,000 baht for medical exposes for her and their young son.

Officers from Tourist Police Division 3 traveled on Sunday afternoon to visit Mrs Villa in hospital where she is being treated for a broken leg and other minor injuries sustained in the crash on Saturday afternoon along a stretch of Mittraphap Road near Korat that is a known accident hotspot.

The Ministry of Tourism and Sports and Tourist Police Division 3 have together put forward the monetary compensation package of 300,000 baht plus an amount not exceeding 100,000 baht to cover all medical expenses incurred during the families recovery.

Francisco, his Singaporean wife and 14-month-old son were only 9 months away from completing a 250,000Km journey around the world by bicycle when tragedy struck.

The accident happened when a pickup truck driven by 64-year-old Tiwarat Ratchaipidet hit the bicycle throwing Mr Villa into the side of the road killing him instantly.

The pickup driver has been charged with careless driving resulting in death and injury.

Image via khaosod.co.th

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