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Russian man killed in motorbike collision with van

Russian man killed in motorbike collision with van

PHUKET: A 22-year-old Russian man died after the motorbike he was riding crashed head-on into a passenger van at the northern end of Karon on Tuesday afternoon (Sept 20).

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Thursday 22 September 2022, 09:00AM

Lt Pirawat Yodta of the Karon Police reported that police were called to the scene, on the steep hill on Patak Rd just north of the Karon Beach area, at 12:45pm.

At the scene officers found the Russian man on the northbound side of the road, as was the Honda Click motorbike he was riding and a large amount of debris scattered across the road.

The Russian man, unconscious and unresponsive, was rushed to Patong Hospital but later pronounced dead.

Stopped on the northbound side of the road was a white Foton passenger van registered in Surat Thani. The driver of the van, Amnuay Kaewnak, 57, a resident of Surat Thani province, was waiting at the scene. The van was registered as a commercial passenger vehicle, police noted.

From their initial investigation, officers determined that the Russian man was at fault in the accident.

He was riding southbound down the steep hill when he lost control of the motorbike and drove head-on into the passenger van. The van driver, Mr Amnuay, had no way of avoiding the collision, police surmised.

In order to settle the matter of B65,000 in damages to the vehicles, police were prepared to posthumously charge the Russian man with reckless driving causing damage to property.

That procedure was avoided by the relatives of the Russian man confirming yesterday they were willing to pay the amount in full, Karon Police reported.

Of the total damages claimed, B40,000 was for the motorbike.

The death of the Russian man on Tuesday marked Phuket already recording the same number of road deaths as recognised by officials for all of last year: 71.

Also according to the Thailand Road Safety Committee (ThaiRSC) yesterday, so far this year 11,984 people in Phuket have suffered injuries requiring hospital treatment.

Last year, 13,076 people were injured in road accidents on the island.

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DeKaaskopp | 22 September 2022 - 14:52:42

@Kurt  Fyi ! A posthumous charge is nothing new in Thailand and it has nothing do to with being a Thai or a foreigner !

Kurt | 22 September 2022 - 13:48:21

Sanctions are against Putin's flock/olichards. Not against the common Russian people, of who most of them are against Russia's invasion in another legitimate free country.

Kurt | 22 September 2022 - 13:32:53

Just see on BBC World, that one way ticket prices Moskou-->Armenia are 7-folded. Rusian people don't want to die for Putin's aim to 'colonize' Ukraine, actually to swipe independent country Ukraine from the world map.

maverick | 22 September 2022 - 12:41:38

JohnC@ plenty of flights via DXB and IST not aware there are sanctions by Thai authorities preventing Russians entering the country and a number of int’l schools are seeing significant increases in Russian students as families seek to escape problems at home 

Kurt | 22 September 2022 - 11:04:51

@JohnC, guess by now you read how many Russians flee Russia to avoid  Putin's mobilization to fight in Ukraine. One way tickets to Turkey, normally $300, are now going for around $1000. Seems many russians have foreign bankaccounts as well. Perhaps not trusting the russian ruble?

Kurt | 22 September 2022 - 10:55:53

Posthumously charged? Is that something new here? And all settled in just a number of hours? Unbelieveble how fast RTP can work when money is involved. First time I read about it.
If that motorbike rider was a Thai, would he be posthumously charged? By the way, are motorbike rentals not obligated to rent out to foreigners including bike insurance?

JohnC | 22 September 2022 - 09:35:51

What happened to all the sanctions that were supposed to stop Russians going anywhere or being able to get money do anything. How are they still coming here!


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