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Pete & Abbie’s holiday goes wrong – Go Fund Me campaign raises funds for medical bills

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PHOTOS: ‘Pete & Abbies Journey’ Facebook page

A British travel agent was left ‘unable to move’ after the taxi she and her partner were in was in a head-on smash with a truck heading to Khao Lak. The incident happened back on May 9. The couple were forced to rely on family and a Go Fund Me campaign to raise funds to pay their medical bills at Bangkok Hospital Phuket.

Abbie Sontag, from Harlow, UK, and her boyfriend Pete Brudenell had only been enjoying their holiday for a matter of days when they were involved in the serious collision with a truck.

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According to the mirror.co.uk, 28 year old Abbie had to pay out £35,000 as she was stuck in the Bangkok Hospital Phuket unable to be transferred. She had broken three ribs, rupturing her spleen and bowel and required surgery on her back. He partner was also injured.

According to the report, the family discovered that Abbie’s travel insurance didn’t cover any of the operations she required.

Her sister said, “We were hit with the devastating news that Abbie’s insurance does not cover her medical bills and we are now relying on the generosity of people to help raise the money to get Abbie the medical help she needs without having the worries of paying it all back.”

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A Go-Fund-Me page was set up to raise money for the couple’s mounting medical bills.

From the couple’s Facebook page dated May 15…

“Pete has been discharged now. We have enough funds now to cover all the medical bills so we couldn’t be more happy and over whelmed by everyones help. Abbie and Pete thank you from the bottom of their hearts not only for the financial help but all the emotional support and amazing messages they have received it has truly helped with their recovery. They couldn’t have got through this without all of the support you are all truly amazing.”

Pete & Abbies Journey

COMMENT: We’re glad Pete and Abbie are on their way to recovery and would urge all people heading to Thailand to check they have adequate travel or health insurance to cover the unscripted moments when things might go wrong.

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  1. john1812

    May 17, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    These pleas for cash are becoming increasingly frequent. Pople should check they have adequate insurance before leaving home This ladies problem belongs to her, her family and her friends.Inquiry should also be made about what insurance the taxi driver had for his/her passengers.

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Belarusian ‘Anastasia’ will be in Moscow detention another 3 days

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Anastasia Vashukevich, aka. Nastya Rybka, the Belarusian model/sex-educator/Instagramer who spent a year in a Thai jail awaiting last week’s Court case, and was then deported, remains in a Moscow jail as of last night after the presiding judge decided to extend her detention by 72 hours.

She was arrested at Moscow airport on Thursday after being deported from Thailand on Tuesday night. She, and seven others, pleaded guilty last Tuesday for participating in a “sex training course” in Pattaya nearly 12 months ago.

During a hearing yesterday in Moscow, she said she did not want to “in any way compromise aluminum mining magnate, Oleg Deripaska”.

According to Interfax she said in the hearing, ”I have had enough.”

Her lawyer Dmitry Zatsarinsky, told reporters that his young client “has committed no crime” and had “nothing to do with” Deripaska and “still less with US President Donald Trump”.

On Friday her lawyer denounced Anastasia’s arrest, which was made while she was in transit in Moscow after a flight from Thailand on her way to Belarus.

The Belarusian gained notoriety last year when she claimed she had proof of Russian collusion with the Trump Presidential election campaign. She has now had her detention in Moscow extended by three days by a Russian court.

According to Interfax reports, she told the court she denied the accusation of prostitution, telling the court that “I am not guilty of what I am accused.”

She unexpectedly pleaded guilty in a Bangkok court to charges of prostitution relating to last February’s sex training course in Pattaya. The Thai judge suspended the group’s sentences but deported them, effective immediately.

Anastasia had been in custody in Thailand since a police raid in what AFP described as the “sleazy seaside resort of Pattaya” last February.

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New 500 baht fine for drunk cycling

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Up to now drink-driving cyclists have not been included in the laws governing drunk drivers of other vehicles in Thailand. But with the rising popularity of cycling as a fitness trend, that’s about to change with a new 500 baht fine if bought drunk in control of a bike.

Drunk bicyclists who are currently immune to litigation because there is no law to make drunk cycling an offence. The new laws are covered in the upgraded traffic bill which passed the first reading of the National Legislative Assembly last week.

But, according to the Bill drafters, riding bicycles in public while being drunk is still regarded as a petty offence and the penalty would be just a 500 baht fine.

The same new traffic bill also seeks to empower traffic police to seize driving licenses of drivers found to be drunk behind the wheels and judged incapable of driving.

The bill will also merge the Land Transport Department and police databases to coordinate and share information on backgrounds and traffic violations records of drivers and motorcyclists.

A score system is being introduced under which law-breaking drivers will have their scores cut for every traffic violation.  Everyone will start a 12 month period with 12 points. If the scores are down to zero, the drivers will have their driving licenses suspended for up to 90 days.

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Bangkok smog: Police get out their hoses

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by Kornkamon Aksorndech 

Traffic police and volunteers sprayed water at four locations in Bangkok this morning in a bid to curb the dust and smog pollution.

Pol Maj General Nithithorn Jintakanon, commander of the Traffic Police Division of the Metropolitan Police Bureau, presided at the dispatch of 150 police officers and volunteers from his headquarters on Vibhavadi-Rangsit Road.

They chose four high-traffic locations and sprayed water in front of the Government Complex on Chaeng Wattana Road, the Din Daeng expressway toll gates and at the Ratchadapisek-Lat Phrao intersection on Lat Phrao Road and a Ramkhamhaeng Road intersection.

#pissinginthewind

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