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Russian tourist killed, another injured in Phuket motorbike crash

Russian tourist killed, another injured in Phuket motorbike crash

PHUKET: A Russian tourist died and his younger brother sustained injuries after a scooter they were riding crashed on a rural road in central Phuket yesterday (Apr 8). The incident brought the Phuket road death toll for 2023 to 38 fatalities.

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Sunday 9 April 2023, 09:58AM

Lt Col Yuthaphol Wattaset of Thalang Police was notified of the road accident in Pa Khlok at about 4.30 yesterday (Apr 8). According to the report, a motorcycle with two foreigners flew off a small local road and crashed killing the driver at the spot. 

Having arrived at the scene, police officers and rescue workers found a blue Honda Click scooter in the roadside grass and the body of Maksim Fadeev, 36, nearby. The man was wearing an open-face crash helmet but it did not protect him from an injury to his forehead clearly visible in the pictures provided by police. 

Also at the scene was Andrei Fadeev, 32, Maksim’s brother and passenger at the time of the accident. He was taken to hospital for treatment. Nothing was reported about his condition but at least he was conscious and able to communicate with police officers and rescue workers. The Embassy of Russia in Thailand was notified in due manner.

According to preliminary investigation, the Fadeevs came to Phuket on Apr 5 and were planning to leave on Apr 15. The Kazakhstan-born Russian brothers stayed at a hotel in Patong and had a Honda Click scooter for convenient sightseeing. 

On the day of the incident the tourists went to visit Bang Pae Waterfall in Pa Khlok. Police believe Mr Maksim Fadeev, who was the driver, just failed to navigate the road which he was not familiar with.

The Thailand Road Safety Committee (ThaiRSC) has so far marked one road death and 80 hospitalisations after road accidents in Phuket on Apr 8. So far this year Phuket has suffered 38 deaths and 6,422 people injured in road accidents on the island.

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christysweet | 13 April 2023 - 11:24:19

Stats placement do not take into account diparity on place of death- road or hosp   nor 
 lack of emergency services in those countries. Thailand and Phuket particularly with its high rate of foreign drivers in the worst place  on the globe for  fatalities.   

christysweet | 13 April 2023 - 11:16:09

Helmets really need to be down to the brow  bone.  I highly recommend full face. I agree the worst  of the foreign scooter drivers appear to be Russian. I have had Russian friends who lived in my   home   who complained about how mercenary fellow 'Russina'  were.  

ematt | 12 April 2023 - 20:55:49

Wow the Thai haters came out in full force on this one. Disgusting, really. 

DeKaaskopp | 10 April 2023 - 10:24:06

Glad to see that "Pop" did have a good laugh about my incorrect writings. Yes.I am aware of those statistics ! But again especially for you : Only a biased fool would think that because of those statistics a Thai would have been involved or responsible for this accident. Have a nice day !

Kurt | 10 April 2023 - 01:14:04

Jimmy888, perhaps answer lays in fact most tourists are 'first timers' ( after first time Phuket experience many never return), not having slightest idea what Phuket world class roads have 'in waiting' for them. Of course rental shops don't make tourists any wiser, seen all the tickets the RTP writes out. RTP double cashing. Percentage of tickets + protection money shops. 

Mark Burgmann | 10 April 2023 - 00:33:43

@DeKaaskopp If you don't know the statistics, in that case you'd better shut up, smartass. Thailand is one of the top-5 countries in the number of deaths on the roads, and is also the absolute leader in the number of deaths of motorcyclists, ranking 1st among all the countries in the world. At the same time, the vast majority of motorcyclist deaths are due to traffic violations by car driv...

Mark Burgmann | 10 April 2023 - 00:28:01

@Kurt In a country where even teachers in schools take bribes to correct a bad student's grades, the owner of the rental place will not be held liable. It is strange that you ask about this. Better to ask who is responsible for the fact that 50% of motorcyclists and 30% of car drivers in Thailand do not have a driver's license. 

Jimmy888 | 09 April 2023 - 22:41:52

@DeKaaskopp "nor I am unaware of those statistics" 5555555 Thanks for the laughs you poor 
simpleton. Trying your best at an intelligent rebuttal, with your grade 7 Education, is not working out really well for you is it, son? Best you leave the comments to the Adults. Another bonehead that can't wrap his head around statistics being relevant, is the quintessential fool. Now off to ...

DeKaaskopp | 09 April 2023 - 19:56:39

@Jimmy   I am neither Thai nor I am unaware of those statistics. But thinking because of those statistics a Thai would have been involved in that accident or even responsible for it is as stupid as it gets and completely biased. Poor soul. 

Jimmy888 | 09 April 2023 - 17:56:19

Just educating, poor, simple @DeKaaskopp. As he is Thai, he is completely clueless as to how LOW his country ranks in many metrics verse civilized countries - Fourth worst of 195. You’ve been SCHOOLED son! 
1.  Eritrea - 48.4 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants
2. Dominican Republic - 41.7
3.  Libya - 40.5
4. Thailand - 38.1

DeKaaskopp | 09 April 2023 - 15:16:57

Probably ?  Or maybe he drove like non Thai ,,,,,and idiots, same you see driving all over the island right now. But as Jimmy doesn't live here anymore he doesn't know of course. Just keeps blaming Thai's for everything. Poor soul.

maverick | 09 April 2023 - 14:13:06

Jimmy888@ sheer speculation have some respect for the dead tragic accident and a brother now grieving who has probably explained to the authorities what happened as he has been talking to them. The reputation of taxi operators in Phuket forces many tourists to risk their lives on motorbikes 

Kurt | 09 April 2023 - 11:45:19

Was the russian motorbike driver, may he rest in Peace, having the by Thai LAW required motorbike license? If not, what are now the legal consequenses for the Thai motorbike rental shop? I may guess; Nothing. Foreign deceased in box to home country. Case closed. Perhaps rental shop pays RTP some clearance fee'.  TIT

Jimmy888 | 09 April 2023 - 10:26:54

First point, why do Westerners continue to ride motorbikes in one of the world's most dangerous countries to do so? 
Second point, Thai people drive and ride like ...... and idiots, at the best of times. Some moron Thai probably cut the corner causing the crash, then fled the scene as most cowardly Thai people do!


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