Roitman’s bike lay on its side
after the fatal crash.
An Australian motorcyclist who attended Burapha Bike Week
died after crossing four lanes of traffic and crashing near Pattaya Park
Dimitry Roitman, 51, was pronounced dead at the scene of
the 4:40 a.m. accident March 26.
Witness Kittikorn Taengcharoen, 22, said she was waiting
for a friend at the corner of Thappraya Soi 12 when Roitman roared out of
the street onto Thappraya Road on his 650 cc Honda at high speed, crossed
four lanes of traffic and lost control when he tried to turn. The bike
overturned and he died on the spot
Police found no identification on the Burapha Bike Club
motorcycle club member, but discovered he’d attended the recent Burapha Bike
Week and was staying at the Kieng Talay condominium. A search of his room
uncovered marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Officers on site assumed Roitman must have been drunk or
high. His body was sent to the Forensics Institute where experts will
determine if that was actually true.