An interesting story with an accident that happened in Phangan with Slava and Polina. The guys turned to the gas station on the right using their turn signal, but a Thai woman flew into their side at a high speed. The bike was badly damaged. Slava escaped with bruises and scratches. The Thai lady hit her head. The guys were not to blame and were counting on compensation for the repair of their bike and thought to quickly close the issue. But we are in Thailand …
There is a camera near the gas station. And there, in the cafe, there were cops who everyone saw. They took the bike to a fine parking lot, said to come the next day. Slava asked for a recording from the camera, which shows how the Thai woman crashed into them, and went to the police station. The police said that the Thai woman had something wrong with her leg because of the accident. While nothing is clear with her, they will not give the bike to them. They said to come in 4 days.
After 4 days at the Police Station, the Chief Cop wrote to Slava on a piece of paper: 50,000 baht and explains that he must pay this amount, since it is possible that she will need to go to the hospital on the mainland with her injured leg. Slava begins to be hesitant, since he hoped that the Thai people would simply give him money to repair the bike and be on their way. The cops started acting like they no longer understood what he was talking about or couldn’t understand english.
The guys went to the Tourist Police. But they say that everything will be as the chief of police says at the police station. The guys went to a law firm. They were calmed down at first, but in the end they could not help them either.
Another visit to the Police Station. Slava himself shows a video from the camera and items of Thai traffic rules to indicate that the Thai woman is to blame. The cop is now writing 40,000 baht for them. Slava says that he is not going to pay that amount, because he knows that he is right.
The cop says: you have to prove to us that you turned on the turn signal 60 meters before the start of the maneuver. "Yes, in the video you are with a turn signal, but I don’t know exactly when you turned it on." - the cop said. The proceedings lasted about an hour. At the end, the cop just asked how much you can pay? I know you are right, but if we go to court, you will waste a lot of time and money.
As a result, they agreed on 5,000 baht, after which they gave the bike to the guys and close the case.