Russian tourist dies in Phuket motorbike crash

PHUKET: One Russian tourist is dead and another critically injured following a motorbike collision in Karon yesterday.

Chalong Police were notified at 2am of a crash near the PTT service station on Patak East Road.

The body of the deceased, identified as 28-year-old Russian national Sergei Poliakov, was taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital.

His passenger, 28-year-old Savila Donovakina, was also critically injured.

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She was rushed to Patong Hospital for emergency treatment.

According to initial investigation, the Russians were riding along Patak East Road when their motorbike crashed into a Honda Civic driven by 22-year-old Karon resident Weeradate Gonesrang.

The red-plated Honda was still at the scene when police arrived.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

— Gazette reporter

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