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Family want justice for son who died in Thailand
THE parents of a High Wycombe man who died in a road collision while on holiday in Thailand have said they are determined to seek justice for their son.
Nils Christensen Jeffries, 25, died on November 4, 2012 in the region of Krabi while he was on holiday with his girlfriend, Katie Moger.
His parents, Michael and Inge Christensen Jeffries, have since been battling to find out what action the Thai authorities have taken after the fatal collision.
Nils and Katie, who lived together in High Wycombe, had hired out a moped to go sightseeing when they missed a turn for a temple.
The inquest at Beaconsfield Coroner's Court on Wednesday heard Nils turned around and was waiting in the middle of the road to turn right when a car hit them from behind and flung them off the bike.
The Thai woman driving the car has not been prosecuted, and information from the Thai police has been sparse, the inquest heard.
They are already in touch with a lawyer and intend to take legal action in their quest to find out what happened.
They said: "We are determined to seek justice for our son."
A post mortem carried out in England revealed Nils died from a head injury due to a road traffic collision. Katie was badly injured and in hospital for three weeks.
Mr and Mrs Christensen Jeffries, and their daughter, Kirsten, live in Wooburn.
They have already experienced the loss of their youngest baby son, Bjørn, in 1993 who was on the special care baby unit of Wycombe Hospital.
Mr and Mrs Christensen Jeffries said: "Nils was a wonderful son and brother who cared a great deal about his family.
"We are totally devastated by his loss and miss him more than words can say."
Police reports from the Thai authorities said it happened at about 3pm on November 4.
It said the white Honda car which hit the moped was driving at a very high speed which threw the motorcycle 35 metres away.
The driver was accused, but not prosecuted, of driving without due care and attention causing the collision, danger to another vehicle and serious injury and death.
Nils worked as a systems support executive at Canalys in Grazeley near Reading, where he was highly regarded by colleagues, who have done all they can to support his grieving family.
He went to St Paul's Primary School in Wooburn and Wye Valley School, Bourne End. He studied at Henley Sixth Form College and Portsmouth University, where he gained a degree in computer networking and design.
Coroner Richard Hulett recorded a verdict of accidental death.
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