At 1:00 AM, on November 5th, 2023, the Chalong police officers received an accident report in front of the Friendship Beach Resort, Mueang, Phuket.
At the accident scene, according to the Rawai rescue report, there was one sedan and one motorcycle found heavily damaged.
Ms. Irina Pustovalova, a 41-year-old Russian car driver, suffered a minor injury and was treated for the wound at the scene of the accident before being transferred to the Vachira Phuket Hospital.
Nearby, Mr. Nickolas Joseph Ayuob, a 21-year-old American motorcyclist, and Ms. Schintgen Cey-Lan, a 19-year-old Luxembourger passenger, were tragically found dead.
According to the Phuket police report, local CCTV captured the moment of the accident (See below) and found out that Irina’s sedan appeared to have crashed into the victims’ motorcycle at high speed which resulted in the two deaths.
Initially, the Chalong police officers gathered their evidence and conducted an alcohol test on Irina, were currently waiting for the results, and would likely press charges of driving recklessly resulting in the death of others thereafter. However, they cautioned that they would still need to review the case before any charges were filed.
Irina did not immediately release a statement to the press or police and remained in a hospital for her injuries as of press time.
The following is CCTV footage of the accident provided by relevant police. The footage, although not graphic, may disturb sensitive viewers. Viewer discretion is advised.