The 83-year-old Briton dies in a horror accident after being hit by a “reckless driver”.

A British pensioner has died in a horrific motorcycle accident in Thailand.

Keith William McVeighty was driving on the highway in the city of Chiang Mai when a “reckless driver” allegedly pulled over in front of him.

Keith William McVeighty, 83, died after a motorcycle accident in Thailand

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Keith William McVeighty, 83, died after a motorcycle accident in ThailandPhoto credit: ViralPress
Pictures show the overturned bike on the highway after the accident

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Pictures show the overturned bike on the highway after the accidentPhoto credit: ViralPress

CCTV reportedly showed footage of a female driver driving into the 83-year-old on Sunday morning.

It is alleged that the driver was forced to engage his brakes before a silver Mazda SUV collided with the rear of his motorcycle in the busy intersection.

The British national, originally from the Isle of Man, was allegedly thrown onto the roof of the vehicle before falling to the side of the road.

The pensioner reportedly lost his helmet when paramedics rushed to the scene.

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The emigrant was taken to the city’s Hang Dong Hospital, but was sadly pronounced dead a few hours later when his family was notified.

Local police have since opened an investigation into the death to determine if the driver in question, believed to be a woman from neighboring China, was responsible for the horrific crash.

It comes as police officers confirmed they were questioning a motorist in connection with the incident after reviewing CCTV footage.

They added that the driver would be prosecuted if found guilty of dangerous driving.

In a statement, Police Captain Jetsada Pankaev said: “We are interviewing the driver and checking surveillance cameras to find out what caused the accident.

“If they were at fault, they will be prosecuted according to the legal process.

“The motorcyclist died from injuries sustained in the accident.

“He had a very strong big bike but he was very confident on the road. The bike was checked as evidence.

“We have followed normal procedure and the British Embassy has been notified of the death.”

The British Foreign Office has confirmed the death of a British national in Thailand and said it is supporting the family.

A spokesman said: “We are supporting the family of a Briton who has died in Thailand.”

Police are now investigating whether the driver was responsible for the collision

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Police are now investigating whether the driver was responsible for the collision
Mr McVeighty's family have been notified of his death

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Mr McVeighty’s family have been notified of his deathPhoto credit: ViralPress

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