In North-east Thailand, a truck hit a man and killed him. The man was later recognized to be Juan Francisco Guillermo the cyclist who was aiming at making 250000km on cycle in 5 years.
Unfortunately, the Chilean cyclist lost his dream at this accident and his attempt to make the world record could not be completed. The accident happened on Sunday according to the Thailand police.
It was a pickup truck that hit the 47 year old Juan Francisco Guillermo and he was dead immediately. This accident happened on a highway in the province of Nakhon Ratchasima. The social media and the police have accounted to the fact that Juan was hopeful of setting a new Guinness World record for cycling 250,000km all over 5 continents in just 5 years. He had started with his journey in 2010 November and this November, his journey and world record would have completed.
He was accompanied by his wife and two year old son who were travelling right behind him and the accident caused them a slight sprain. This was reported by Col. Torsak Thammingmongkol. However, it could not be known that from what time the family has been accompanying Juan on his world round tour.
The person who was driving the pickup truck has been arrested and the offence of causing death due to dangerous driving was put of him. He was later released on bail but the offence is such that the person could get 10 years of prison time. The officer present also said that it was due to the recklessness of the driver that he lost his life as Juan was riding straight in his own cycling lane.
The same thing happened in east Thailand before too in 2013 when a couple were killed whop were on a same round world quest. These deaths could work against the Thailand government who is trying to promote cycling as a sport.