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Carnage in Buriram: Uni student crushed against tree after pick-up races through crowded intersection

 

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Police and rescue services in downtown Buriram were called to the library intersection after a pick-up driven by a 45 year old Thai man plowed into three motorcycles. 

 

One of the riders was propelled 100 meters down the road and crushed against a roadside Chamchuree tree.

 

Both airbags deployed and Pradit survived with minor injuries. 

 

Bits of motorcycles were all over the road - one picture showed a bike cut in two.

 

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Dead at the scene was Jiraporn, 22, a fourth year Science student at Buriram Rajabhat University. 

 

A 54 year old man, 12 year old girl and a 21 year old woman were all taken to hospital with grievous injuries. 

 

Wachara, 30, a witness said he saw the pick-up rev its engine and race through the intersection and plow into the motorbikes that appeared to be moving off on a green light. 

 

Buriram police are investigating what exactly happened. 

 

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Daily News made much of the tree - sometimes known as a rain tree in English - that is much revered in Thailand. 

 

They also said high up in their story that a six year old was among the injured though provided no evidence of that in the main part of their story. 

 

Source: Daily News

 

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Another sad case.

Killing a young student, severely injuring three others to save a minute or two at the light.

Thailand is the first country that needs self-driving cars.

Better artificial brain than none.

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Surreal...   Happy Wednesday folks, stay safe out there.  Keep your ppe up to date (helmet, seatbelts, condoms, latex gloves, masks, hand sanitizer, 2k baht (bib "negotiations"), tm-xxx, passport, valid thai visa)

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As long as the speed is limited to 80 km / h in thai cities , this type of carnage will happen regularly.
On dry roads with a driver having all his means, how many meters will be necessary to stop a vehicle traveling at 80 km / h?
I immediately give you the answer: 64 meters;
and on wet roads, double: 128 meters.

It is not for nothing that in civilized countries (not including Thailand) the speed in town is limited to 30 km / h (20 miles per hour in UK);
and at 30 km / h how many meters to stop?
9 meters which is already a lot.

 

but a shock at 20 or 10 km/h  with a motorbike or a pedestrian very rarely sends it or him to the morgue.

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30 minutes ago, Assurancetourix said:

As long as the speed is limited to 80 km / h in thai cities , this type of carnage will happen regularly.

So, if it was lowered to 40 km/h, then everything would be much better. 🙂 

The BIG problem! Maybe you have, but I have NEVER seen people in Thailand who cares about any speed limits.

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44 minutes ago, Assurancetourix said:

As long as the speed is limited to 80 km / h in thai cities , this type of carnage will happen regularly.
On dry roads with a driver having all his means, how many meters will be necessary to stop a vehicle traveling at 80 km / h?
I immediately give you the answer: 64 meters;
and on wet roads, double: 128 meters.

It is not for nothing that in civilized countries (not including Thailand) the speed in town is limited to 30 km / h (20 miles per hour in UK);
and at 30 km / h how many meters to stop?
9 meters which is already a lot.

 

but a shock at 20 or 10 km/h  with a motorbike or a pedestrian very rarely sends it or him to the morgue.

what does it matter how long it takes to stop?

the driver wasn't trying to stop at all.

 

approaching a light, it turns red, big man too important to wait for the next cycle, so hits the gas, thinking he can squeeze through before the vehicles with right of way enter the intersection.

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a sad end but we see light jumpers at every set of traffic lights,every 5 minutes of every day, on Sukhumvit road recently, we could not cross the junction because not one but two tour buses blatantly jumped a red light, our exit was blocked, by these two fin idiots.

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13 minutes ago, ChouDoufu said:

what does it matter how long it takes to stop?

the driver wasn't trying to stop at all.

It is the perfect illustration of what I have just written;
You only read what interests you.
Thai people, in almost everything they do, have no empathy for others.

And then, I forgot the main thing,

everything that comes from a farang or even from a non-Thai Asian is considered s*hit;
only a Thai knows what is good. Good for him , of course .:whistling:

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39 minutes ago, Matzzon said:

So, if it was lowered to 40 km/h, then everything would be much better

I did not write 40 km / h slower but 30 km / h maximum which means that driving at 20 km / h is not prohibited.
Obviously, a shock at 20 km/h would not have given this disastrous result.

 

you don't have to be Eisntein to understand it. :annoyed:

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3 hours ago, Matzzon said:

So, if it was lowered to 40 km/h, then everything would be much better. 🙂 

The BIG problem! Maybe you have, but I have NEVER seen people in Thailand who cares about any speed limits.

Or red lights. Which was obviously the cause of the accident!!😡😡😡

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3 hours ago, Happy Grumpy said:

The Thai man was being a Thai man.

Yes he was.

A total A hole

These people need taking off the roads for every bodies safety.

RIP Young Girl. What a waste of another young life.

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17 minutes ago, Odysseus123 said:

Ah...so "Pradit survived with only minor injuries"?

 

That's a pity...

He didn't just commit a traffic offense he’s a 100% criminal

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7 hours ago, webfact said:

Police and rescue services in downtown Buriram were called to the library intersection after a pick-up driven by a 45 year old Thai man plowed into three motorcycles. 

 

One of the riders was propelled 100 meters down the road and crushed against a roadside Chamchuree tree.

Manslaughter.... put him away for life!

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