Monsit Kamsroi (center) and Am-Nantiya Sri-Ubon
(left) present a gift basket to Suchat’s mother, Pairat Kampanon. The
injured Suchat (right) remains unresponsive.
A Sattahip man is in critical condition after being hit
by a van carrying famed Thai folk song musician Monsit Kamsroi and his
family while returning from a Songkran celebration in Plutaluang.
Kamsroi, whose real name is Bunthung Kaewsrinuan, was not
driving the Toyota minivan that hit 37-year-old Suchat Buakerd while he was
riding a bicycle on Sukhumvit Road at the Bang Saray intersection April 15.
The musician’s driver, Sommai Kensantia, 39, was arrested for reckless
driving and has pledged to cover all the injured man’s medical expenses.
Suchat remains in intensive care at Queen Sirikit Medical
Center with two broken legs, broken ribs, ruptured spleen and bladder and a
Sommai visited the injured man in the hospital
immediately after the accident and apologized for the accident to relatives
who were said to be uninterested in pressing charges against the folk
He returned April 19 with Monsit and Am-Nantiya Sri-Ubon,
another well-known singer from the Sure Entertainment music label. The trio
apologized for the accident and begged forgiveness from family members, who
said Suchat is still not out of danger.
Monsit and Am-Nantiya Sri-Ubon presented a gift basket
and cash to Suchat’s mother, apologizing that the money was “not much,” but
would likely be sufficient to cover the man’s hospital bills. He later said
the payment was only “preliminary,” leaving open to possibility of further
Suchat’s mother, Pairat Kampanon, said she doesn’t intend
to press charges because “accidents happen.” She said she only wants her son
to recover soon and return to a normal life.
Before the accident Pairat said she and her family were
construction workers in Sattahip, but took a break during Songkran to return
home to Srakaew. Suchat stayed behind and she said she became worried when
she could not reach him. She returned to Sattahip to discover her son had
been run down by the minivan and was in the intensive care unit.