Police have yet to decide whether to charge a French national responsible for a fatal motorbike accident in Patong on Wednesday afternoon that killed 32-year-old Russian national, Sergei Gorin.
The Frenchman suffered only minor injuries, but Mr Gorin, who was taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital, was pronounced dead at 21:40 the same day. “I was informed of the incident at 14:00,” Pol Maj Teerasak Boonseng of the Patong Police told The Phuket News. The accident occurred in front of the Phuket Palace Resort, on the Sirirat Rd from Patong to Karon, he added.
Maj Teerasak refused to reveal the Frenchman’s name or any details of the accident. He also declined to comment on whether the police intended to test him and the deceased for traces of drugs or alcohol.
“We have not charged the Frenchman yet,”Maj Teerasak said. “We want to collect more information. The accident is still under investigation.”
The Phuket News has confirmed that the Russian Embassy has been notified of Mr Gorin’s death and is in the process of contacting his next of kin.
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