Singaporean travelling in Porsche convoy in Krabi arrested after losing control of car, hitting cop

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A Thai police officer was left in hospital with hip and leg injuries after a Singaporean businessman lost control of his Porsche car while attempting to avoid hitting another Porsche car in front of him in Krabi.

Simon Ong Chin Sim, 65, was part of a five-car convoy of Porsche vehicles believed to be from the Porsche Club Singapore were reportedly speeding at about 100kmh toward a speed checkpoint on Phetkasem Road last Thursday morning. According to The Nation, the convoy had braked upon approach at the checkpoint, and Ong — driving in the third position — apparently tried to swerve left to avoid hitting the second car. His vehicle spun, and its left wheel hit Senior Sergeant Major Suriya Chumduang while he was removing traffic cones at the checkpoint.

The Straits Times reported that the group of Porsches from the club were on an excursion to Thailand that began last Saturday.

The police officer was treated at Krabi Hospital for his injuries, while Ong was arrested and charged with reckless driving.

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