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Phuket Crash Kills Wrong-Way Russian on Day One

Monday, May 10, 2010
A RUSSIAN tourist has been killed while riding a motorcycle on the wrong side of a road on Phuket - just hours after he and a female companion arrived on the island for a tropical holiday.

His girlfriend, also Russian, suffered head injuries and was treated until today at the same hospital where the man's body awaits collection.

A spokesperson at Vachira Hospital in Phuket City said the Russian woman, Savela Donovakina, planned to discharge herself late on Monday.

She survived the fatal collision with a new Honda Civic that came at 1.40am on Saturday on Patak Road in Karon. Her companion, Sergei Poliakov, 28, was riding the motorcycle, but was not wearing a helmet. Police say he died instantly.

He and Ms Donovakina, also aged 28, had arrived on Phuket on a flight just 13 hours earlier, around noon on Friday. Both were taken to Vachira Hospital, where Mr Poliakov's body lies in the morgue.

It is believed that Ms Donovakina plans to fly back to Russia as soon as possible, although doctors at Vachira have suggested that her head wound may need more attention.

Phuketwan supports Mothers or Motorcycles (Mom) an action group that aims to reduce motorcycle deaths and injuries on Phuket.
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My wishes to my friend...(((( He was so young - to finish his life by this awful way....

P.S. Present my condolences to Sergei's family

Posted by pavel on May 11, 2010 19:28


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