Thai motorbike rider dies after Russian man crashes his car into him in Rawai

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A Thai motorbike rider died after a car with a Russian driver crashed into him in Rawai.

The Chalong Police told the Phuket Express that they were notified of the accident at 9:40 P.M. last night (December 28th) on the Patak Road in Rawai.

Police, emergency responders and the Phuket Express arrived at the scene to find the damaged black car on the road. The driver, Mr. Igor Chub, 51, a Russian national, was waiting at the scene for relevant officials.

Nearby, police found the damaged motorbike. The rider, Mr. Panuwat Jornpradit, had been pronounced dead at the scene.

PHOTO: Bank Phuket Rescue

Three vehicles nearby were damaged which included a minivan and a taxi car. Witnesses said the black car driven by Igor crashed into the motorbike. However, the Chalong Police are continuing their investigation for further legal action.

Mr. Chub did not speak to the press or give a statement about the incident.

PHOTO: Bank Phuket Rescue

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Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.