Phuket: Russian baby killed in Koh Phangan crash
KOH PHANGAN: A nine-month-old Russian baby was killed and his mother critically injured when two motorcycles collided on Koh Phangan.
Friday 22 February 2013, 11:15PM
The accident occurred on a road behind the Pha Ngan district police station in Surat Thani. Reports said that the 26-year-old woman was carrying her child in front of her in a baby carrier when her motorcycle was struck by another bike. The baby died within minutes.
The mother, identified only by the surname Antonova, sustained a shattered collarbone and a broken left arm and was also traumatised by the loss of her son. She is currently receiving treatment at Bangkok Hospital Samui, Channel 3 said on its website.
Police found a fender part belonging to the bike that collided with the victim's at the crash site. A preliminary investigation revealed the bike was a bronze-coloured Mitsubishi motorcycle driven by a foreigner.
Police are still working on obtaining the bike's licence plate and trying to determine the exact identity of the driver, the report said.
Read the original story on the Bangkok Post here.