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Expats rally to help Russian teenage siblings in coma after a bus accident in Pattaya

Two Russian teenagers aged 16 and 14 have spent one week in coma and remain in critical condition after a road accident in Pattaya, the Russian Embassy in Thailand confirmed yesterday (Feb 28).

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Wednesday 1 March 2017, 01:04PM

The family of the gravely injured siblings is calling for any support or donations to assist in their recovery. Photo: Supplied
The family of the gravely injured siblings is calling for any support or donations to assist in their recovery. Photo: Supplied

As reported by Thai media, the accident happened when the teens were crossing a busy intersection and a bus smashed into their bike, leaving Daniel Mokshantsev, 16, and his sister Katerina Mokshantseva heavily injured.

According to police report, supported by a CCTV recording, the bus was running a red light.

As both siblings remain in hospital, the Russian-speaking community of Thailand joined together to pray for their recovery and help raise money in order to pay the pair's extensive hospital bills.

All support and donations to help the expats teens who are fighting for their lives are welcome and can be directed to the bank account listed below donate to the following bank account.

Donations of any size will be greatly appreciated.

Bank: Krungsri Bank

Account number: 5491084309

Account name: Elena Gruzintceva



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Eagle | 02 March 2017 - 15:07:40

I doubt the Kids had a license to drive a bike at all!

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Kurt | 02 March 2017 - 11:04:46

@ Nasa123, I agree with you that the Russian parents of the young kids should have arranged a sufficient travel insurance.
But we can not blame the Russian kids to occupy hospital beds in Thailand.
I not understand your saying: "Take care of your people".

The 2 kids were hit by a thai bus which drove/running through a red traffic light!
If the thai bus respected the thai traffic laws, then the 2 Russian kids were now not in a thai hospital.
Regardless with or without insurance.

I guess that family ,thai and Russian officials  file charges against the bus driver, and go to claim all financial matters ( hospital bills, extra hotel and ticket expenses).

Is the bus driver arrested?

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khon kaen | 01 March 2017 - 20:58:21

Why isn't the bus company paying?

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Kurt | 01 March 2017 - 19:39:37

I wish both teenagers a speedy and complete recovery.

According the article the bus hitting them was running a red light!
Bus driver arrested?
I miss info about the bus driver, bus company/insurance paying the medical bills of the teenagers.

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Nasa123 | 01 March 2017 - 15:26:41

I am very sorry for these young 2 people, but where is travel insurance ??, these two are 16 and under. This it`s are problem for the parents they don`t pay fore the insurance. Here in Phuket in Whatshira Hospital it`s so many Russian people whit now  insurance, And this take the bed from Thai People it`s a BIG sham from Russia, Take care off your people.
And Account number should and must be to the hospital is not private Account.
(scamming Russian)

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