PHUKET: Vlad Abrashko, the Russian student who was driving the motorbike involved in the high-speed accident on the bypass road two weeks ago (story here), has been discharged from hospital with a broken leg.
His passenger Sevastian Lukashov, however, remains comatose at Phuket International Hospital, a source close to the teens has confirmed to the Phuket Gazette.
With Mr Abrashko now out of the hospital, police can continue with their investigation into the accident, Wichit Police Sub Lt Somboon Malai told the Gazette this morning.
“We are waiting for the rider of the motorbike to contact us and come to the station to give a statement,” Lt Somboon said.
Opas Hutkarn, the insurance representative for Wannakij Maneerat, 39, the driver of the car involved in the accident, told the Gazette today that he also needed to consult with Mr Abrashko before his firm could move ahead with providing financial assistance to the accident victims.
“At this stage, we still need someone who was involved with the motorbike to contact me to claim for damages. However, before we can do that, we have to wait for Mr Abrashko to give his statement to police,” Mr Opas said.
“There is no need for both of the Russian teenagers to fully recover first; it’s enough if only the driver of the motorbike gives a police statement,” he added.
— Saran Mitrarat
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