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One dead, 7 hurt as car demolishes roadside Chiang Rai restaurant

By THE NATION

 

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One person was killed and seven others injured after a car crashed into a restaurant in Chiang Rai’s Mae Rai subdistrict in Mae Jan district on Wednesday night.

 

Police were alerted at 11pm to the accident at the roadside restaurant opposite PT gas station. At the scene they found a body of an identified man with multiple wounds after he was thrown out of his car and seven injured persons, most being restaurant customers.

 

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Witnesses reportedly told officers that they saw the red car, which was travelling at high speed, crash into the restaurant and some parked motorcycles before hitting an electricity pole. The impact threw the driver out of the car.

 

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The seven were reported to have suffered from non-critical injuries. Five were taken to Mae Jan hospital while two others were sent to Mae Sai hospital.

 

Among those hurt is an 8-year-old boy, who was scalded by boiling water from an overturned noodle pot.

 

Police are gathering evidence to identify the driver and the cause of the accident.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30398182

 

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Tragic justice but fortunately nobody else was killed except the lunatic driving the red car. Some speed needed to take out that pole and make that kind of a mess. I hope the injured all recover well. 

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36 minutes ago, webfact said:

One dead, 7 hurt as car demolishes roadside Chiang Rai restaurant

By THE NATION

 

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One person was killed and seven others injured after a car crashed into a restaurant in Chiang Rai’s Mae Rai subdistrict in Mae Jan district on Wednesday night.

 

Police were alerted at 11pm to the accident at the roadside restaurant opposite PT gas station. At the scene they found a body of an identified man with multiple wounds after he was thrown out of his car and seven injured persons, most being restaurant customers.

 

d1srg8xJaRp1F7jr_104928.jpg

 

Witnesses reportedly told officers that they saw the red car, which was travelling at high speed, crash into the restaurant and some parked motorcycles before hitting an electricity pole. The impact threw the driver out of the car.

 

PixAhQQbdQ0GjvHh_104838.jpg

 

The seven were reported to have suffered from non-critical injuries. Five were taken to Mae Jan hospital while two others were sent to Mae Sai hospital.

 

Among those hurt is an 8-year-old boy, who was scalded by boiling water from an overturned noodle pot.

 

Police are gathering evidence to identify the driver and the cause of the accident.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30398182

 

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-- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2020-11-19
 

I have never felt comfortable eating at one of these places next to a roadway.

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I hope the road was closed off.  In the last pic not only is a vile scooter parked in the road ( unless that was one the car hit ) but people wandering around willy bloody nilly. All it needs is a passing car with the drivier having a gander and oops , more ambulances needed.

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This happened in my quiet village, actually it was Tuesday night. The particular strip is popular for young locals to sit and eat along the sidewalk. Can't see why the driver veered off into the sidewalk other than he was drunk. Thankfully he didn't kill anyone else, it's not unusual to see a few dozen people eating out there. Luckily this shop he hit had a raised cement entrance about a meter high which took the brunt of the collision and likely stopped the vehicle from careening even further.

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Hope they heal fast, and recover.  The restaurant was not a drive thru apparently, even though the driver thought it was.  The roadside restaurant's where people sit on the sidewalks or eat at the curbside has always bothered me, and is why I will not stop and eat at them as I do not want to be a potential target by an errant cyclist or vehicle.  

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5 hours ago, peterpaintpot said:

Good reporting by the original author. First it claims that the dead man was "identified" and then the report concludes that the police are still trying to identify the same deceased man!

He was identified as being unidentified? I guess for a brief period the driver was a UFO. 

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2 hours ago, ThailandRyan said:

Hope they heal fast, and recover.  The restaurant was not a drive thru apparently, even though the driver thought it was.  The roadside restaurant's where people sit on the sidewalks or eat at the curbside has always bothered me, and is why I will not stop and eat at them as I do not want to be a potential target by an errant cyclist or vehicle.  

Same as you, sitting on a sidewalk waiting to be smashed through the back wall is not how I enjoy a meal, neither breathing in fumes from exhausts from a vehicle passing less than a metre away..

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8 hours ago, peterpaintpot said:

Good reporting by the original author. First it claims that the dead man was "identified" and then the report concludes that the police are still trying to identify the same deceased man!

As a journalist I've worked with the Thai version, and not one of them would last a week in the real world. I experienced one making three factual errors in his opening paragraph.

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17 minutes ago, Bangkok Barry said:

As a journalist I've worked with the Thai version, and not one of them would last a week in the real world. I experienced one making three factual errors in his opening paragraph.

Its not only Thailand.

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