An attempt to cross a dimly-lit road by an elderly Russian woman in Chon Buri ended with her death. She was run over by a car shortly after midnight.
It was the driver of the car herself who informed the police of the fatal accident in Chon Buri’s Bang Sa-Re subdistrict. “A female driver called us and said she had hit a foreign woman with her car and believed she was dead,” Pol Capt Sinsamut Buntatsana of Sattahip Provincial Police Station said.
The crash happened at kilometre marker 165 on Sukhumvit Rd near Ban Bang Sa-Re Community School in Bang-Sa-Re, Sattahip, Chon Buri province. The victim was 74-year-old Liudmila Khabarova. “She had sustained a series of broken bones all over her body and died on the spot,” Pol Capt Sinsamut stated.
Approximately 100 metres from the accident, police found the driver’s heavily damaged bronze Toyota Vios: license plate กค 4796 Trat. “The hood and the windshield on the passenger side were completely caved in,” said Pol Capt Sinsamut. “And strands of the victim’s hair and blood were clearly visible to police at the scene.”
The driver, 39-year-old Ms Lamai Ongkaloy, was standing next to her car when police arrived, but ended up fainting from severe shock. Pol Capt Sinsamut: “Once she recovered, we were able to ask her some important questions. In fact, Ms Lamai had been returning from a trip to see her father at the Bangkok Hospital in Pattaya.
Pol Capt Sinsamut said the driver described the part of the road where the impact occurred as being very poorly lit and claimed she was unable to anticipate or see the victim jump out into the road. Nevertheless, police have charged her with causing a death through reckless driving.
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