In September last year the Thai media reported on a story about a Ferrari that hit & killed a Bangkok policeman on a motorcycle and dragged his body some distance along the road. The driver turned out to be the grandson of the co-creator of Red Bull. Yesterday, another Ferrari was involved in a six car pile-up on the Pinklao Bridge. There weren’t any reports of serious injuries. However, news has just emerged that the driver of the red Farrari is the elder brother of the 19 year old driver of a Porsche involved in a fatal accident in 2011.
Bangkok Post: Kambai Inthilat was crossing the Pathum Thani-Bang Bua Thong Road when a Porsche driven by 19 year old Peerapol Thaksinthaweesap slammed into her, cutting her body in half with her torso coming to rest on the seat beside the driver (March 2011)
The Bangkok Post reported that the driver had apologized to the family and offered to pay them 350,000 Baht. We are still waiting to hear what will happen in the Red Bull case. But, it would seem that if you have money and come from an influential family, then you won’t see any prison time.