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Two Germans killed in Samui road accident, Russian charged 

By The Nation

 

SAMUI: -- Two German tourists were killed when their motorcycle crashed head-on into a car driven by a Russian tourist on Koh Samui on Sunday night, police said.

 

Police said the accident happened at about 9pm on Thaweerat Phakdee Road in tambon Mared in front of Samui Court.

The Russian told police at the accident scene that the motorcycle was overtaking a pickup truck on the two-lane road when it crashed into the front of his car going fast.

 

Captain Nawee Jittrabal, deputy inspector of Koh Samui Police Station, said the 46-year-old Russian was charged with reckless driving causing deaths.

 

The German Embassy in Thailand will contact the victims’ families.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30324408

 
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Unless I missed something, it seems the Germans on the bike entered the Russian's lane in an attempt to overtake the pickup and smashed head on into Russian. 

If so, how can the Russian be charged? 

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The motorbike with the 2 Germans crashed into the Russian's car ,while they

were overtaking another car, and the Russian gets charged with reckless driving,

maybe because he was the only one left alive ?

regards Worgeordie

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Well he's hardly gonna say otherwise is he?


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1 hour ago, docshock13 said:

Unless I missed something, it seems the Germans on the bike entered the Russian's lane in an attempt to overtake the pickup and smashed head on into Russian. 

If so, how can the Russian be charged? 

All farangs  involved ! you can't fine a deceased person, case closed

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German students die in motorcycle accident on Samui

By Chayanit Itthipongmaetee, Staff Reporter

 

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Damage sustained to the SUV belonging to Oleg Belikov in a Sunday night accident on Koh Samui. Two German students were killed.

 

SAMUI — Two German students were killed in a road accident on Koh Samui on Sunday night when their motorcycle into crashed a vehicle driven by Russian tourist.

 

At about 9pm, the German couple was riding a motorbike down Tawee Rat Pakdee Road when they collided with a SUV driven by 45-year-old Oleg Belikov.

 

Full story: http://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/crimecourtscalamity/calamity/2017/08/21/german-students-die-motorcycle-accident-samui/

 
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1 hour ago, docshock13 said:

Unless I missed something, it seems the Germans on the bike entered the Russian's lane in an attempt to overtake the pickup and smashed head on into Russian. 

If so, how can the Russian be charged? 

he was charged for driving on the correct side of the road very dangerous when no one else does that

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1 hour ago, docshock13 said:

Unless I missed something, it seems the Germans on the bike entered the Russian's lane in an attempt to overtake the pickup and smashed head on into Russian. 

If so, how can the Russian be charged? 

 

Whenever there is an Road Traffic Accident which involves a death it is normal procedure in Thailand to automatically charge the surviving driver with 'Reckless Driving Causing Death'...  

 

Thats why it's important to drive here with 1st Class insurance with a 200,000 baht bail bond. These charges are often later dropped when it is proven the driver is not at fault. 

 

That said, it would be extremely concerning for someone in such a situation, I'm sure many BiB have profited from such concern in the past. 

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24 minutes ago, richard_smith237 said:

 

Whenever there is an Road Traffic Accident which involves a death it is normal procedure in Thailand to automatically charge the surviving driver with 'Reckless Driving Causing Death'...  

 

Thats why it's important to drive here with 1st Class insurance with a 200,000 baht bail bond. These charges are often later dropped when it is proven the driver is not at fault. 

 

That said, it would be extremely concerning for someone in such a situation, I'm sure many BiB have profited from such concern in the past. 

I see from the Khaosod article that police are only contemplating charges.

But is scary to think you can be charged with a serious offence for someone else's poor judgment/negligence. 

Another reason to have "pineapple eyes" on the roads here. 

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3 hours ago, docshock13 said:

Unless I missed something, it seems the Germans on the bike entered the Russian's lane in an attempt to overtake the pickup and smashed head on into Russian. 

If so, how can the Russian be charged? 

thats the way i read it also

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A person pulled out of a resort without looking and cut off my wife on her bike.

She went down from braking too hard, and then another bike came over the hill,

so fast it hit her downed bike's frame and smashed it's front wheel in 8 inches.

No cash issues between them and my wife, until I I arrived in the car after being called.

 

The bike driver then tried to hit me for 25,000 baht for his bike.

Never mind that, I was never there at all, the car caused the accident

and then disappeared back into the resort, my wife was lying in the road

when he hit her bike. AND there was a resort video camera on the scene.

 

Nope, they see me and suddenly think Money Tree.

 We told them to <deleted> off and I took my Mrs to the hospital.

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I can't comment on the facts in this case as we don't truly know, but unfortunately in thailand there is an attitude here that blame always goes to the car against a motorcycle until all the facts are presented...it's like the car is guilty and one must prove your innocence...by default the car driver has more money than the  financially deprived motorcyclist...so let's even the score BS...

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Charging people without even considering the facts, contributes to why so many hit-and-run in this country.

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No problem if you have a Ferrari and the right Grandpa...

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