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Three dead, two injured in Rawai accident

PHUKET: Two Russian nationals and a Thai woman have died as a result of a road accident in Rawai this morning (Nov 4), Chalong Police have confirmed. Two other foreigners have been taken to hospital with injuries, yet so far there has been no update on their condition. 

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Friday 4 November 2022, 03:13PM

Lt Col Prasit Ra-ob the Chalong Police was notified of the accident on Wiset Rd in Rawai at around 3.30am. 

Having arrived at the scene in front of Siam Commercial Bank, Rawai Branch, police officers and rescue workers found two damaged motorcycles and a damaged taxi on the northbound side of the road. 

Four people, one Thai national and three foreigners, required medical attention and were rushed to hospitals. One foreigner was reported as found dead at the scene. 

Having questioned the witnesses, police officers learned that a red Ducati motorcycle was moving at speed from Rawai Pier in the direction of Chalong and crashed first into a Yamaha Filano scooter with three people on it and then into a parked Isuzu MU-7 taxi with green license plates. 

The Ducati rider was identified as a 35-year-old Russian national. He was the victim who died at the scene. 

A 29-year-old Russian woman was riding pillion with the man. She was taken to Dubuk Hospital and later pronounced dead.

The two foreign males and the Thai female, who were riding the Yamaha Filano scooter, sustained injuries and were taken to Chalong Hospital for treatment. The 26-year-old woman was then transferred to Vachira Phuket Hospital but died later resulting in three fatalities in total.

The names of the dead are withheld by The Phuket News pending notification of relatives. 

Chalong Police did not disclose the names, ages, and nationalities of the two foreign men who sustained injuries and were taken to Chalong hospital.

Police officers are now investigating the cause of the accident. This includes questioning witnesses and checking CCTV records from the scene.

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solar_serfer | 06 November 2022 - 11:41:11

you want a policy against farangs renting big bike - but how about a policy Thais dont do crazy u-turns in front of all traffic? and wait for when the road is clear? so so dumb. 3 am, 1 pm , doesnt matter. just a matter of fact, how you do U turn is your national shame. nowhere else in the world, just here. so sad.

Robinphuket | 06 November 2022 - 10:02:56

So so sad. I knew the thai girl. A beautiful happy girl with her life in front of her. I am sad for her family and her children. A needless death. A crime.
I am also angry. 

Wiesel | 05 November 2022 - 17:26:24

Fortunately, there are super smart people here who always know immediately who is to blame and who is innocent of such accidents. One too fast, the other too slow, probably all drunk but it's good that there are smart specialists readership. R.I.P. poor Thai girl who died in an accident at work, probably innocently.

JohnC | 05 November 2022 - 09:27:54

Pretty obvious who was totally in the wrong here. Enact laws to stop the renting of big powerful motorbikes to dumb tourists. Should only be allowed to rent the smallest most under powered scooters available on the market and only then if they have a valid motorbike licence.

Kurt | 05 November 2022 - 09:24:35

Seen the number of foreigners in speedy motorcycle accidents it looks like 'High Season' gets a bit body. With amazement I see them speeding on Phuket's roads, just after their arrival ( their skin still white and not tanned yet). Hear more and more ambulances going around too.

suave | 04 November 2022 - 18:42:54

I don't care how stupidly the scooter might have been behaving, the big bike should not be going at any kind of speed on those roads especially at night.


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