Lt Sunan Patnoo, an investigator from Thalang Police Station, was notified by a local resident at 5:30am today that a car had crashed into the back of a stationary excavator on Sunthon Rd in Baan Manik.
Lt Sunan explained, “There were three foreigners injured in the accident. Kusoldharm rescue workers attended the scene to provide medical assistance and later transported the injured parties to Thalang Hospital
“We later found that the three people were Russian nationals; Mr Martynov Pavel, 23, Ms Natalia Eremikhina, 23, and Mr Savenko Vitaliy, 50,” he said.
“We have been told that Mr Savenko was driving the white Toyota Vios towards Heroines Monument when he drove into the back of the excavator which had no warning lights.
“We believe the accident happened because it was dark and Mr Savenko could not see the parked excavator. However, we will investigate further to find the true cause of the accident,” he added.