Irish teacher is killed in horror car crash that was caught on CCTV when driver lost control in Thailand, it has been reported.
Ex-pat English teacher John Malone, 39, had been travelling in the speeding black Suzuki when it lost control and hit a concrete post on Wednesday morning at 1am.
Horrific CCTV shows the car spinning several times as sparks fly and glass smashes before it comes to a stop further down the road in Chiang Rai, Thailand.
Mr Malone was pulled half-naked from the wreckage having been on the backseat with a naked Thai woman found in the car, rescuers believe.
Rescuers arrived and pulled John wearing just a small blue t-shirt from the car unconscious while a naked Thai woman was on the back passenger seat.
Neither had seat belts on.
The male driver – who was clothed – and the female front seat passenger who were both Thai were treated at Kasemrad Sriburin General Hospital.
The volunteer rescue foundation Siam Ruam which attended the crash said authorities were now investigating.
A spokesman said today : ‘One foreign man died in the crash. The staff helped to bring out the bodies and give first aid.
‘This was a black Suziki Swift and it was speeding.
‘We think the man was having sex in the the car.
‘There were three Thai people and one foreign man. Two of them were women.
‘They were injured and the driver was unconscious but only the man died.
‘How it happened exactly we do not know yet. From the scene we know that the two passengers did not have clothes on. The man had a small t-shirt.
‘We don’t know how the driver crashed. We have not been able to investigate with him yet.’
The rescue foundation said that all three of the other people involved in the crash were Thai and that John, originally from County Longford, was the only foreigner.
The driver and the front seat passenger are in a serious condition.
Mr Malone had been working for a number of years as a teacher at The Learning Center in Chiang Rai, a small city in northern Thailand on the border with Laos and Myanmar.
The company posted a tribute online. They said: ‘We have lost today one of our beloved teachers, John Malone.
‘John was at the heart of TLC team, helping in every way with his usual smile and happy attitude. You will always be in our hearts. RIP John.’
A spokesperson for the Department of Foreign Affairs in Ireland confirmed that they are aware of the incident and are ‘providing consular assistance’. – Mailonline
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