Speeding Russians plow motorcycles into Thai family, injuring 7

Friday, 20 January 2012 From Issue Vol. XX No. 3 By  Patcharapol Panrak

Seven people were injured when two Russians racing large motorcycles crashed into a yogurt cart.

Speeding their powerful Suzuki choppers down Sukhumvit Road after midnight Jan. 8, Denis Fatykhov, 37, and Vadiv Shitchenko, 26, swerved to miss hitting a public bus and plowed into a motorbike-and-sidecar yogurt stand carrying Puempol Buankhum, his wife Khwanta Cheuncharoen and their three children ages 3 months, 10 and 13.

Rescue workers take Denis Fatykhov to hospital to be patched up enough to go to jail for reckless driving. Rescue workers take Denis Fatykhov to hospital to be patched up enough to go to jail for reckless driving.

The accident near Ratchanawee Stadium in Plutaluang cut the yogurt cart in two and sent the four adults, three children and cartons of Dutchmill yogurt flying. Fatykhov and 13-year-old Nathpol Ratchpithak were seriously injured and transported to Queen Sirikit Naval Medical Center for treatment. Others suffered cuts and bruises.

Puempol said he and his wife had just finished working in Sattahip and were driving home when the speeding Russians from Pattaya swerved among traffic, narrowly missed a bus and lost control before plowing into him.

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