Russian tourist dies in Phuket motorbike crash near Big Buddha

Picture courtesy of KhaoSod

A Russian tourist tragically lost his life in a motorbike accident near Kata School on Patak Road in Karon, Phuket. The incident occurred at 5.50am today, April 17, when the tourist, Pavel, lost control of his Honda PCX and plunged into a ditch. His wife, who was riding a pillion, sustained minor injuries. They were en route to visit the famous Big Buddha when the accident took place.

Following the report of the accident, Deputy Inspector Phirawat Yodtor, the investigating officer from Karon Police Station, along with patrol officers and Karon Municipality’s rescue team, rushed to the scene. They discovered the grey Honda PCX with an Uttaradit registration plate in a scrubland about 5 metres off the roadside.

Pavel’s body was found nearby, lying sideways, trapped against a tree. The rescue team recovered his body from the brushwood alongside the road before transporting it to Chalong Hospital, while the motorbike was retrieved and kept at Karon Police Station for further investigation, reported KhaoSod.

Upon inquiry, Pavel’s Russian wife recounted that they were travelling along Patak Road on their way to the Big Buddha, a popular tourist destination. As they approached the accident site, the motorbike veered off the road, leading to her husband’s fatal injuries and death at the scene, while she escaped with only minor injuries.

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In related news, a fatal motorcycle crash occurred on Sena Nikhom Road in Bangkok’s Chatuchak district, claiming the life of a 37 year old man. The incident, which happened around 2.30am on April 6, took a turn when authorities discovered a firearm hidden underneath the vehicle’s seat.

The accident took place approximately 500 metres from the Sena Nikhom intersection along Phahon Yothin Road, a four-lane street known for its challenging curves.

The deceased, identified only as Nopat, was found without a helmet, sustained severe injuries to his neck and abrasions to his ankle, resulting in immediate death.

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