Hit-and-run Death Linked to Thai Woman

Thailand's roads rank as the 6th most dangerous in the world. There are numerous factors that contribute to massive annual death tolls on Thai roads. On November 26th one potential contributor was in Japan overstaying her visa and driving without a driving license.

After she ignored a red light and with the police in chase, she proceeded to run over a 59-year-old man before crashing into 3 other vehicles at a intersection and then fled the scene. She was caught when police identified her by her cell-phone which was left in the car.

Apparently she claimed that she fled the police because she was afraid of being caught with no license and for overstaying her visa.

(Source: The Yomiuri Shimbun)