Russian Tourist Hit By Drunk Driver, Killed By A Bus
A Russian tourist was killed early Saturday morning after he was hit by a suspected drunk driver and fell under a bus in Pattaya.
The deceased, who hasn’t been named, was taking a video call as he walked past the The Now Hotel in Jomtien when he was hit by a car driven by 35-year-old Nikolas Latvigas that sent him crashing to the ground and into the path of a bus.
Police were called to the scene at around 5am on Saturday morning with medics pronouncing the tourist dead at the scene.
Mr Latvigas was detained and taken for a blood alcohol test after officers found an empty beer can in his car.
The body of the Russian tourist was taken to the hospital where an autopsy will be carried out.