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Video: Horror head on smash in Korat claims 4 lives as pick-up crosses lanes
 
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Picture: Sanook
 
Four people died and two were critically injured when two pick-ups collided head on on the northern section of the Nakhon Ratchasima ring road in the Soon Nern district of the north eastern Thai city yesterday.
 
Dash cam footage of a car following caught the moment when a blue pick-up crossed the central reservation into the path of a brown Nissan pick-up. 
 
Four people were in the blue Isuzu pick-up that had collided with the tail end of a car and another pick-up on the other side of the road with the driver losing control. They were all on their way to Isaan from Bangkok for the New Year holidays. 
 
A 56 year old woman called Chaluay died as well as three unnamed people - Thai men aged 38 and 30 and a woman aged 30.
 
Two people were thrown out of the brown pick-up suffering grievous injuries. The driver was pinned to the steering wheel and it took 30 minutes to extricate him. He apparently survived though details of who died in what vehicles were unclear from the Sanook report. 
 
A truck trailer also narrowly avoided plowing into the main debris.
 
Sanook said that the date on the dash cam footage was erroneous. 
 
Soon Nern police are investigating. 
 
Source: Sanook
 
 

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Terrible.  RIP to those killed.  However, I want to make a point here that I see a lot in crashes here.  The red pick up, when he sees the blue truck, turns his wheels left, not right.  Turning left sealed his fate, turning right would maybe have saved him.  Those who fly or sail will know exactly the point I'm making.   

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17 minutes ago, Pilotman said:

Terrible.  RIP to those killed.  However, I want to make a point here that I see a lot in crashes here.  The red pick up, when he sees the blue truck, turns his wheels left, not right.  Turning left sealed his fate, turning right would maybe have saved him.  Those who fly or sail will know exactly the point I'm making.   

 

Yeah, it's counter intuitive but if you head for where he's come from you stand a good chance (he's probably not going back there).

 

That looks like a pretty new road, why no central barrier??

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22 minutes ago, Pilotman said:

Terrible.  RIP to those killed.  However, I want to make a point here that I see a lot in crashes here.  The red pick up, when he sees the blue truck, turns his wheels left, not right.  Turning left sealed his fate, turning right would maybe have saved him.  Those who fly or sail will know exactly the point I'm making.   

Yes, I just been watching the vid and stopping and restarting it. The red PU saw the blue car directly in front and swerved left to avoid it but not taking into account that the blue car was moving in the same direction. Had the red PU gone straight ahead he would have missed the collision. But certainly not red's fault. just rotten bad luck of being in the wrong spot at the wrong time. RIP those who died in this terrible accident.

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The really intuitive thing to do from the red pick ups point of view is hit the brakes hard.....full on and keep going straight. The other pick up would probably have then sailed past.

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1 hour ago, Pilotman said:

Terrible.  RIP to those killed.  However, I want to make a point here that I see a lot in crashes here.  The red pick up, when he sees the blue truck, turns his wheels left, not right.  Turning left sealed his fate, turning right would maybe have saved him.  Those who fly or sail will know exactly the point I'm making.   

His handicap was that he could not see this video before the accident. 

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2 hours ago, Crossy said:

That looks like a pretty new road, why no central barrier??

Absolutely. Was the budget spent?

If it only was the first flying pickup I have seen over the years.

But no, Thailand the land of the flying pickups.

Reckless, distracted race drivers.

Picked up a granddaughter in Khon Kaen on Saturday.

So many 80/90 signs with camera symbols and so little attention.

They flash by like no tomorrow.

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2 hours ago, Oldie said:

His handicap was that he could not see this video before the accident. 

 

It has to become second nature, there's zero thinking time.

 

Anchoring up and keeping straight is still better than going left. If your ABS lets you steer, swerve towards the rear of the crossing vehicle (assuming it's still the right way round/up).

 

Look at one of the zillion Russian Dashcam videos on Youtube, invariably those who swerve towards the front of the crossing vehicle end up making contact.

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Nice to see the good samaritan drive by in the silver car (not)

Probably took a few pictures when passing and shared straight to his/her facebook story.

 

Terrible. RIP to those that lost their lives. 

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3 hours ago, Bangyai said:

The really intuitive thing to do from the red pick ups point of view is hit the brakes hard.....full on and keep going straight. The other pick up would probably have then sailed past.

Right, except the brakes always fail so no point. They never seem to deviate to avoid crashes but this driver was an exception however he went the wrong way IMO

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4 minutes ago, pokerface1 said:

Right, except the brakes always fail so no point. They never seem to deviate to avoid crashes but this driver was an exception however he went the wrong way IMO

Actually he should have done the same thing and crossed onto the medium, anything is better than a collision

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17 minutes ago, pokerface1 said:

Actually he should have done the same thing and crossed onto the medium, anything is better than a collision

That would have required some thought!

 

 

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3 minutes ago, PatOngo said:

That would have required some thought!

 

 

Good luck with thinking about the right reaction in such a shock and fractions of a second.

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1 hour ago, pokerface1 said:

Actually he should have done the same thing and crossed onto the medium, anything is better than a collision

It is all curbbed in there is no real medium to steer into

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6 hours ago, Pilotman said:

Terrible.  RIP to those killed.  However, I want to make a point here that I see a lot in crashes here.  The red pick up, when he sees the blue truck, turns his wheels left, not right.  Turning left sealed his fate, turning right would maybe have saved him.  Those who fly or sail will know exactly the point I'm making.   

I agree with what you say, normally staying straight or turning into the direction the vehicle is coming from is the right thing to do, if you can keep your senses focused, but that takes training.

However if you look at the moment of impact I think he would still have hit the pick-up crossing the central reservation.

A side comment, looking at the speed on this four lane stretch a flat central reservation is ridiculous.

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4 hours ago, KhunBENQ said:

Absolutely. Was the budget spent?

If it only was the first flying pickup I have seen over the years.

But no, Thailand the land of the flying pickups.

Reckless, distracted race drivers.

Picked up a granddaughter in Khon Kaen on Saturday.

So many 80/90 signs with camera symbols and so little attention.

They flash by like no tomorrow.

For an average of 70 Thai road traveler's per day there is no tomorrow. 

They just don't care. Killing or dying on the roads means nothing to them. Dying from a virus scares them รhเtleรร. 

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26 minutes ago, Tarteso said:

Something wrong on the date?

As stated in the article.

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Sanook said that the date on the dash cam footage was erroneous. 

Wrong dates on dash-cams so often.

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1 hour ago, Tarteso said:

Something wrong on the date?

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My dash cam date is wrong too. Sick of resetting it.

As an aside, I just renewed my 5yr licence and 3 people failed the red, yellow, green eyesight test, but still got their licence. If you live in the same town, difficult to fail people.

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5 hours ago, mr_lob said:

Another good Buddhist just passes by in the silver Corolla....mind-boggling

And you would stop? lol Unless you know first aid and cpr you would be next to useless. 

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Undivided  Divided medians....

Safety costs money.

 

Reading about statistics and the countless amount of drivers who fall asleep at the wheel..... thats not the construction or contractors fault.... thats the civil engineer(s) and the city planner who approved it....

 

A needless loss of life that will continue on all death corridors, all over the planet. , 

 

 

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