New Year Road Death Toll 2016-2017 Highest on Record

New Year Road Death Toll 2016-2017 Highest on Record

478 people were killed and 4,128 injured in a total of 3,919 road accidents during the so-called “seven dangerous days” of the New Year holiday period from December 29, 2016, to January 4, 2017.
In comparison with the same period last year, the number of deaths increased by 25.8%, the number of people injured by 17.8%, and the number of accidents by 16%.
This makes the 2017 New Year road toll the highest in the 10 years that records have been kept. Last year, for example, there were “only” 380 deaths and 3,505 injuries from 3,379 accidents during the :seven dangerous days”.

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Russian Motorcyclist Crushed to Death by Tour Bus in Naklua

Russian tourist crushed to death by tour bus

A young Russian motorcyclist was crushed to death by a tour bus at the Dolphin Roundabout in Naklua at about 8 a.m. Tuesday morning.
According to witnesses quoted by Pattaya One,

Mr Sergei Sugadaev was riding along Naklua Road on the left hand side of a coach (…) when the driver took a sudden and sharp left hand turn into Soi 29/1.

Mr Sugadaev was unable to brake in time and was knocked off and then run over by the rear wheels of the couch.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, by medics, of head injuries (…)

The tour bus driver was arrested and may (or may not) face criminal charges over the tourist’s death.

23 Indian Tourists Rescued from Sinking Speedboat

23 Indian Tourists Rescued from Sinking Speedboat

Speedboats have been temporarily banned from carrying passengers between Pattaya and Ko Larn island after a small vessel carrying 23 Indian tourists sank Thursday afternoon.
The speedboat reportedly sprang a leak on the way back from Ko Sak, a small island near Ko Larn, approx. two kilometres off the coast of North Pattaya, causing the small vessel to submerge within minutes.
Fortunately two other speedboats were passing by at the time of the accident, and all 23 passengers were rescued and safely ferried back to dry land.

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Russian Tourist Crashes Motorcycle As He Chases Necklace Snatchers

A 40-year-old Russian tourist crashed his rented motorcycle in heavy rain just after midnight on Sunday after he had his gold necklace snatched by two drive-by thieves and he gave chase to the two suspects. Luckily Mr Andrei Ananev and his wife, who was riding pillion, were both only slightly injured after they lost control… Continue Reading

11 People Burned Alive in Horror Minivan Crash near Pattaya

It’s a well-known fact that minivans aren’t particularly the safest means of transport there is in Thailand. They’re popular because they’re cheap and fast (often too fast to be safe.) But on the downside, minivan drivers haven’t got exactly the best reputation. At least once a week, a minivan crash makes national headlines because either… Continue Reading

Tourist Killed in Parasailing Accident off Pattaya Beach

A 37-year-old Sri Lankan tourist was killed in a parasailing accident just off Pattaya beach Saturday afternoon, as it seems due to a sudden lack of wind that caused the foreigner to crash into speedboat that was towing him. Realizing that accidents like these are damaging Pattaya’s tourism image, city officials have (once again) agreed… Continue Reading

British Motorcyclist Crashes into Baht Bus on Pattaya Beach Road

A 47-year-old British tourist somehow managed to crash his Honda Nouvo motorbike into the side of a driving Baht bus on Pattaya Beach Road early Thursday morning. The accident happened just outside Mike’s Shopping Mall and resulted in the British national “bleeding heavily from the mouth.” It remains unknown whether the Englishman himself is to… Continue Reading

Drunk Russian Crashes Car on Sukhumvit Road in Najomtien

A heavily intoxicated Russian who had earlier been drinking at a friend’s party and was on his way back to Pattaya crashed his Honda Civic limousine into a Mazda pick-up on Sukhumvit Road late Sunday night, causing serious damage to both vehicles. The accident occurred opposite the Elephant Camp in Najomtien. 32-year-old Sergey Karvatski and… Continue Reading

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