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Thai road carnage: Musician was making video call to girlfriend when he drove into lamppost

 

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A well known singer who fronted a band that performed at pubs and parties all over Chainat in central Thailand was found dead at the scene of an accident on Pahonyothin Road (Route 1) last night.

 

He had driven his Toyota Altis into a lamppost. The car had most of its roof shorn off and was almost unrecognizable 15 meters away from the dead body of 23 year old Akkarachai or "Ice" who was in pieces in wreckage by the lamppost.

 

There were marks on the roadway stretching 30 meters, reported Naew Na.

 

Quoting a friend of the deceased, Naew Na said that before the accident Ice had been at a party at a resort in Manorom district then had gone from there to a restaurant where his last song was Labanoon's "Faen Gao" (ex-boyfriend). 

 

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Picture: Naew Na

 

He then said he was going home to his girlfriend in Nakhon Sawan province 25 kms away. 

 

On the way he was making a video call with his girlfriend when suddenly there was a loud noise, the video image twisted and then the signal went dead.

 

The girlfriend expected the worst and went looking for him. The accident was confirmed when she reached the crash site.

 

Muang Chainat police warned people not to use phones while driving. 

 

Source: Naew Na

 

 

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I don’t know why he bothered calling her. By the look of the speed he was going he would have been with her in a few minutes.
Hopefully the lamp post can throw some light on what happened. 

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Just today seen a report about one of the most frequent reasons for traffic accidents in Germany(!).

Guess what.

Fine is 125 Euro.

More than once distracted truck drivers crashed into traffic backlogs killing people.

 

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12 minutes ago, Wiggy said:

I don’t know why he bothered calling her. By the look of the speed he was going he would have been with her in a few minutes.
Hopefully the lamp post can throw some light on what happened. 

 

The speed of light in a vacuum is 186,282 miles per second..... Don't think he was that much slower !!

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We all know about "face" and that losing face is to be avoided in Thai culture. 

 

Question: does one lose face when making a dumb driving error? Did this accident cause embarrassment to his family?

 

Genuine question.

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22 minutes ago, Bassosa said:

We all know about "face" and that losing face is to be avoided in Thai culture. 

 

Question: does one lose face when making a dumb driving error? Did this accident cause embarrassment to his family?

 

Genuine question.

Looking at the damage to the vehicle its safe to assume old matey lost face !!

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21 minutes ago, Bassosa said:

We all know about "face" and that losing face is to be avoided in Thai culture. 

 

Question: does one lose face when making a dumb driving error? Did this accident cause embarrassment to his family?

 

Genuine question.

No, because it was the fault of the lamp post, or the phone, or the road conditions, etc, etc. Anything but the driver was to blame. Face intact. 

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13 minutes ago, Wiggy said:

No, because it was the fault of the lamp post, or the phone, or the road conditions, etc, etc. Anything but the driver was to blame. Face intact. 

Actually it was karma/fate and there was nothing he could have done to prevent it.  When it is your time, it is your time.

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6 minutes ago, Techno Viking said:
8 minutes ago, richard_smith237 said:

 

Only a complete and total ay-hole could laugh at the loss of a life... 

 

 

Cheers Bro, I'll not lose any sleep.

 

Neither will I, the deceased only has himself to blame, it's also fortunate that he took no innocents with him. 

 

But, I take no pleasure or enjoyment in reading that someone died.  

 

Schadenfreude is becoming of contemptible ayssholes.

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1 hour ago, Bassosa said:

We all know about "face" and that losing face is to be avoided in Thai culture. 

 

Question: does one lose face when making a dumb driving error? Did this accident cause embarrassment to his family?

 

Genuine question.

It seems that the Penny hasn’t dropped to at least one person. 😐

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51 minutes ago, BangkokReady said:

Anyone know what speed he would have been doing to do that to the car?

A competent accident investigator would be able to work out an approximate speed. Even from this short report their is evidence. Eg debri thrown 15 metres, no reaction time I would think , if he was on his phone no braking occured. A good chance of retrieving the last speed from his speedo or maybe a GPS system. The physics of a moving car  to approximate speed is possible , Not sure about here though

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If this terrible accident published on social networks can change the attitude of the Thai driver... It will have been worth it to reduce this stupid way of suicide.

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

The girlfriend expected the worst and went looking for him. The accident was confirmed when she reached the crash site.

Hope she enjoys the memory, should have hung up and told him to chat when he arrived.

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2 hours ago, spoon1967 said:

I can't see the funny side of anyone losing their life, regardless of the circumstances. 

With so much road carnage you have to laugh... or the alternative is cry.

 

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2 hours ago, BangkokReady said:

Actually it was karma/fate and there was nothing he could have done to prevent it.  When it is your time, it is your time.

So in Thailand they've actually invented the "time machine" aka car, as many deaths seem to be premature.

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3 hours ago, Wiggy said:

No, because it was the fault of the lamp post, or the phone, or the road conditions, etc, etc. Anything but the driver was to blame. Face intact. 

It was meant to be, it was his time, he could not have avoided it from happening, you can not change fate.....Thai logic.  He will be reincarnated if he was a true believer, if not he will just be ashes within 3, 5 or 7 days depending on how popular he was.

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4 hours ago, Bassosa said:

We all know about "face" and that losing face is to be avoided in Thai culture. 

 

Question: does one lose face when making a dumb driving error? Did this accident cause embarrassment to his family?

 

Genuine question.

It's selective. A Thai will lie and lie and lie to save face, even if there is irrefutable evidence they are wrong. But, although that simply makes them look very stupid, somehow it doesn't count to them as losing face. Being caught in a lie is losing face, looking stupid isn't. Bizarre.

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3 minutes ago, Bangkok Barry said:

It's selective. A Thai will lie and lie and lie to save face, even if there is irrefutable evidence they are wrong. But, although that simply makes them look very stupid, somehow it doesn't count to them as losing face. Being caught in a lie is losing face, looking stupid isn't. Bizarre.

 

there is also a reluctance for a thai to call another thai out when they are telling an obvious lie. sure we are guilty of this in the west when we say, for example, a meal was delicious when everyone knows it wasn't. but thai lying goes much deeper than such 'white lies'. i'm always amused with the reaction when i call a thai out for lying by applying the truth, a fact, logic or common sense to dispute what they are saying, clearly they expect their obvious lie to be accepted.

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5 hours ago, BangkokReady said:

Actually it was karma/fate and there was nothing he could have done to prevent it.  When it is your time, it is your time.

I have actually tried to delay my karma for the past 76 years by practicing safety.

 

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