Russian dies in Jomtien motorcycle accident


A Russian man was killed when he crashed his large Japanese motorcycle on Jomtien Second Road.

Veniamin Duriagin, 33, was cut in half at the waist in the May 14 collision between his 750 cc Kawasaki and a small Yamaha motorbike in front of the Laguna Resort. Motorbike driver Prakarn Nuengkrathok, 32, sustained treatable injuries.

Witness Tuanjai Khunsuwong said the Russian cut in front of her, then lost control of the motorcycle. He crashed into Prakarn’s bike then hit a utility pole.  She said parked her car and rushed to help the crash victim, finding that he was trying to move his head to ask for help. But when she had reached him, she found only the upper part of his body, while the lower part was in the middle of the road.  Seeing this horrifying sight, she fainted.