Kent boyfriend charged with causing death by reckless driving after pregnant partner killed in scooter crash in Thailand

PUBLISHED: 09:22 18 May 2017 | UPDATED: 09:22 18 May 2017

Phuket, Thailand

Phuket, Thailand


Danny Glass, 29, from Margate, escaped serious injury from the crash which killed Sophie Emma Rose Anderson

The Kent boyfriend of a pregnant woman crushed to death in a scooter accident in Thailand has been charged with causing death by reckless driving, according to local police.

Sophie Emma Rose Anderson, 41, originally from Blackpool in Lancashire, died in the crash in Thalang, Phuket, on May 8, in which her partner, Danny Glass, 29, from Margate, was also injured.

The Phuket News reported that Mr Glass lost control of the scooter they were riding on after he braked suddenly to avoid ramming into the back of a car.

Ms Anderson fell onto the road and was run over by an 18-wheeled truck driven by Nattawoot Kimchue, 30, from Thai Muang in Phang Nga Province

Lt Col Sanit Nookong of Thalang Police station told local media: “Both men are being held responsible for the death of Ms Anderson, because both were driving recklessly.

“The drivers have already been charged.

“Right now, the investigation is not yet closed because we are still waiting for the autopsy to be released. Then they will go to court.”

In a post on Facebook earlier this month Mr Glass admitted he was “scared” by claims he could be charged over the smash.

He paid tribute to his partner, saying: “I am in total shock as I’ve lost the most precious person I had ever connected with.”

A Foreign & Commonwealth Office spokesperson said this week: “We are in contact with the Thai police and are providing consular support to a British man following a road traffic accident in Bangkok.”

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