PHUKET – A drunk Ukrainian Victor Zkmieziv who urinated off a Patong bridge, fell asleep, then tumbled three metres down a ditch was taken to hospital with head injuries.
Police said locals saw Victor Zkmieziv, 32, urinating on Sapan Pak Lak bridge on Nanai Road in Patong around 4.20amDecember 24, locals said they saw him fall asleep, after which he tumbled down the steep ditch under the bridge, falling around 3 metres, and hitting his head.
Police said they managed to bring him up to the road and called emergency services, and he was taken to Patong Hospital for treatment.
Meanwhile a 29-year-old Russian, Pavel Khristich, has become the first road statistic in the “Ten Days of Danger” road safety campaign declared by the government to cover the New Year period.
Mr Khristich died instantly when he crashed at quarter past midnight on the Kathu Tat Mai Rd, about 300 meters from the See Kor intersection in Patong.
Witnesses told police that he was riding a white Honda CBR 150 at high speed towards Patong when he lost control and crashed. He was launched off the bike and hit another bike coming in the opposite direction.
Phakawat Kongchangkid, 33, who was driving the other bike, was injured – Phuket Gazzette