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Russian kills "fellow countryman" in Jomtien beach accident this morning

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Russian kills "fellow countryman" in Jomtien beach accident this morning

 

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Picture: Siamchon News

 

PATTAYA: -- A Russian motorist hit a pedestrian making a video call on his phone opposite The Now Hotel on Jomtien Beach road this morning.

 

The victim is also thought to be Russian but has not yet been identified.

 

An opened can of beer and a bottle of spirits was found in the Russian motorist's car.

 

Siamchon News included a video of the aftermath of the accident saying that the Russian driver made no attempt to flee. He had even gone up to the corpse and cried.

 

Police were called at 3am following the accident. Foundation medics from Sawang Boriboon Pattaya found the lifeless body of a 25-30 year old man under the wheel of a tour bus belonging to Kaset Bundit University.

 

The bus was stationary. The victim had been hit by a white Chevrolet Cruze driven by 35 year old Nikolajs Latvigas.

 

In the video he is heard to say in Thai that he did not see the pedestrian. A Thai person confirms, "You didn't see him walking?" to

which he agrees he had not.

 

An eye witness called Ratasaet Saewee, 29, who was with friends nearby said that he had seen the subsequent victim walking along making a video call on his phone but thought nothing of it. He was then hit by the Chrevrolet and ended up being thrown under the wheel of the tour bus that was parked.

 

An open can of beer was seen on the video in the car and police also said there was a bottle of spirits. The driver was given an alcohol breath test but no result was reported.

 

Siamchon News said that following the accident the Russian driver made no attempt to flee. Instead he parked and went up to the corpse, bent down and began to cry.

 

Police are trying to locate the relatives of the victim who had no ID with him. They believe he could be a Russian national from his

appearance.

 

Source: Siamchon News

 
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a perfect storm.

 

RIP.

 

 

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1 hour ago, smedly said:

didn't see him because he was blind drunk

 

RIP

Maybe we will never know. 

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ID: 8   Posted (edited)

We all know that back home in our developed nations that this Russian would now be facing time in prison for involuntary manslaughter and driving offences, but I am and always have been confused as to what happens here in these situations. We all know money talks in Thailand but I have not heard much about the aftermath of these incidents with farang killing people either by bike or car, what would be the 'standard' or 'normal' sentence he is probably looking at realistically? 

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

In the video he is heard to say in Thai that he did not see the pedestrian. A Thai person confirms, "You didn't see him walking?"

More senseless death. 3:00 am. Thailand can be dangerous at the best of times. 3:00 am  doesn't shout out sobriety.

However, from the quote,  the question mark doesn't support confirmation. If the Thai person confirms, it would be a statement. "You didn't see him walking". With the question mark it's more like "You didn't see him walking. [How could you not see him]? Two very different meanings. Ah English a beautifully complex language.

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1 hour ago, catman20 said:

i understand its very sad but what the hell is this guy wondering around in the road for, road are for cars and bikes,  pavements are for people your asking for troulbe RIP

I assume you have never walked Jomtien Second Road, which is an informal motorbike path in constant usage, due in part to poor placement of U turns etc. Nearly run over several times there and that is even with keeping an eye out for bikes.

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ID: 13   Posted (edited)

1 hour ago, Slotman said:

Have you seen the so-called 'pavements' in Thailand? Maybe he was walking around scooters parked, a food cart or a lamp post........or any number of obstructions.

RIP to the deceased.

yes and i know that area well no problems there with footpaths there and quite wide also.

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1 hour ago, JustNo said:

We all know that back home in our developed nations that this Russian would now be facing time in prison for involuntary manslaughter and driving offences, but I am and always have been confused as to what happens here in these situations. We all know money talks in Thailand but I have not heard much about the aftermath of these incidents with farang killing people either by bike or car, what would be the 'standard' or 'normal' sentence he is probably looking at realistically? 

In the case of a Western guy killing a Thai family member when speeding & then fleeing the scene of the accident in Pattaya (stopped & arrested 30 minutes later), Thai police negotiated on the behalf of family and family received 300k baht, plus 30k baht for funeral expenses. As compensation accepted no Court prosecution. Don't know if or how much tea money paid to police

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