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Two Russians dead in Patong Hill crash

PHUKET: Two Russian tourists have died after their motorbike crashed into a pickup truck on Patong Hill last night (Feb 11).

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By Eakkapop Thongtub

Monday 11 February 2019, 11:53AM


Patong Police were notified of the accident on Phrabaramee Rd at 10.30pm. Patong Police Chief Col Anothai Jindamanee told The Phuket News, “When we arrived at the scene, we found the two Russian tourists, Andrei Mironov, 31, and Vasilii Repnikov, 29, lying on the road unconscious. The driver of the pickup truck, Thaworn Krasuk, 47, from Rawai, was waiting at the scene.”

“We believe the tourists were driving recklessly as they drove along Patong Hill towards Patong, veering into the oncoming lane and crashing into Mr Thaworn’s pickup near Phra Pun Thao Kong Shrine,” Col Anothai explained.

“Both men were taken to Patong Hospital where they were pronounced dead on arrival. We cannot confirm yet who was driving the motorbike.”

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“So far we know that Mr Mironov rented the motorbike from a rental shop in Patong. Duty police are looking into the documentation provided to the rental shop,” Col Anothai added.

“We are awaiting their blood test results to establish whether they were under the influence of alcohol. Mr Thaworn tested negative," he noted.

Police confirmed that neither of the Russian men was wearing a helmet.

 

 

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BenPendejo | 12 February 2019 - 18:23:34

Not at all surprising...just another daily dose of tragedy on the wonderful roads of Phuket.  And yes ...Thailand should be renamed "The Land of Finger Pointing"...where the blame-thrower is NEVER pointed inward.

CaptainJack69 | 12 February 2019 - 02:31:40

I'm sure those traffic cones the police have taken to leaving in the middle of the right-hand lane there (because some people are mad enough to try and turn right out of the temple across 4 lanes of busy traffic on a blind corner on the crest of a hill, TIT) had nothing to do with it.

DeKaaskopp | 11 February 2019 - 15:29:27

The following scenarios will happen if: The Russians rented the bikes without a license-People on here will blame the shop owner! 
The Russians were drunk-People on here will blame those Thai people who sold alcohol to them.
Not wearing a helmet: People on here will blame the RTP for not controlling enough. 
Happy bashing to all!

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