Indian hits Russian, on dry land, with jet ski

Friday, 07 February 2014 From Issue Vol. XXII No. 6 By  Theerarak Suthathiwong

A Russian woman was injured after being hit on dry land by a jet ski driven by an Indian tourist.

Varentina Puervova, 78, was knocked unconscious and suffered a broken leg in the Feb. 1 accident on Pattaya Beach. She was treated at Pattaya Memorial Hospital.

Keston Phasten (seated, wearing glasses) has been charged with reckless driving after crashing his rented jet ski into a Russian woman on the beach.Keston Phasten (seated, wearing glasses) has been charged with reckless driving after crashing his rented jet ski into a Russian woman on the beach.

Keston Phasten, 28, hit the Russian after losing control of the jet ski and driving up onto the beach. He was charged with reckless driving.

Thanyu Kaewsuk, 20, owner of the jet ski, said Keston had had been driving the rented watercraft too close to the shore, splashing water at tourists. Thanyu said he warned the Indian to drive only in the safety zone, but the tourist did not listen. He then lost control, causing the accident.

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