More heartbreak in the story of the three people who lost their lives in a “Big Bike” motorbike accident in Jomtien earlier this week as it has been reported that the bike was not insured meaning that the families of the victims will only receive 5,000 baht (£115.)
The bike was rented to Alexandr Zakharov, 22, who died in the accident but the company who rented the bike had not taken out the third party accident insurance required by law.
Police have since concluded that the accident which also claimed the lives of a South Korean man, Yongseok Choi, 20 and the bikes pillion rider Alexandr’s girlfriend Netnapha Prawatdee, 22, who later died in hospital as a result of injuries sustained in the crash was the result of the drivers negligence.
The victim’s families each received a check for 5,000 baht yesterday (January 10) given by the Tourist Assistance Foundation.
The lead investigator on the case Pol Capt Sombat Kaewmoonsuk said that the rental company concerned had been fined for renting the bike without the correct insurance, however it would be up to the victim’s families to take them to court should they wish to take matters further.
It was reported that the Tourist Assistance Foundation are in the process of helping the families involved submit a claim.
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