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What price a life? 5,000 baht each for families in death crash - big bike was not insured for tourist

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What price a life? 5,000 baht each for families in death crash - big bike was not insured for tourist

 

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The "Big Bike" being driven by the Russian that resulted in the death of three people earlier this week was not insured.

 

It was rented to 22 year old Alexandr Zakharov in Pattaya but the company had not extended the Por Ror Bor or third party accident insurance as required by the law.

 

Police said the Russian was at fault for driving negligently.

 

Each party in the accident has only received 5,000 baht.

 

Mr Zakharov and South Korean man Yongseok Choi, 20 who was crossing the road died at the scene of the crash. The Russian's Thai pillion passenger succumbed later in hospital. She was Netnapha Prawatdee, 22.

 

The victim's families each received checks for 5,000 baht yesterday from Saifon Nakphook of the Tourist Assistance Foundation.

 

Pol Capt Sombat Kaewmoonsuk handling the case at Pattaya police station said that the rental company had been fined for not having insurance on the bike. It was up to those concerned to take the matter further by pursuing the case in the courts with the company.

 

The Tourist Assistance Foundation are helping out with claims, said Komchadluek who commented on their story that is was a deplorable situation that tourists could rent bikes without the proper insurance cover.

 

Source:  Komchadluek

 
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Yes its unacceptable, but not being insured is not a police matter they can fine the guy, but the families need to go in civil court to claim damages. Its not much different in other parts of the world. At least not in my country, its not like the police is going to start a civil case for the victims. The police can only fine them for not having insurance (as has been done) and then its up to the families to do the rest. 

 

It sucks but its normal procedure, however i expect the guy to move all his possessions to someone else. It seems that all the crooks do that here once they get in trouble. 

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37 minutes ago, webfact said:

the rental company had been fined for not having insurance on the bike.

The fine was probably less than they would pay for the full coverage on the premium.

They should be banned from trading for, say, three years.

If realistic punishments like the ban were enforced, it just might deter other companies doing the same.

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the SHAMLESSNESS is unbelievable in this county....I was sure thailand would use this tradgedy to appear( at the least )as though it was serious about this type of road inncedent..SPEACHLESS IN THAILAND.

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Is this photo suppose to make the negligent driver look like a hero by donating 5000 baht? (I bet he spends more than that in one week on eating and drinking --and motorbike rental.)

 

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I think that in all countries that the above posters come from and my own, that recourse is only through civil courts. 

The Russian is lucky he is dead. Only his estate can be sued but the bike rental shop will likely have to declare bankruptcy to get out of his liability.

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1 minute ago, toenail said:

Is this photo suppose to make the negligent driver look like a hero by donating 5000 baht? (I bet he spends more than that in one week on eating and drinking --and motorbike rental.)

 

 

The driver died at the scene.  Maybe the dead Thai woman's husband and child?

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2 minutes ago, toenail said:

Is this photo suppose to make the negligent driver look like a hero by donating 5000 baht? (I bet he spends more than that in one week on eating and drinking --and motorbike rental.)

 

The negligent driver is dead, he didn't donate any money and he currently isn't spending any money, he died in the accident he caused.

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Surely any company renting out motor bikes should have a statutory duty to have full insurance cover as a prerequisite to functioning?  Where are the watchdogs to ensure this?  Asleep in their kennels.

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32 minutes ago, greatwhitenorth said:

 

The driver died at the scene.  Maybe the dead Thai woman's husband and child?

On the picture is the father of the driver.

 

13 minutes ago, d3viliz3d said:

Did anyone Google the name of the Thai girl? It should be well known to many since last year.

 

Still, RIP.

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32 minutes ago, greatwhitenorth said:

 

The driver died at the scene.  Maybe the dead Thai woman's husband and child?

YES  I am wondering who the people are in the photo...

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