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Thailand road carnage: Ducati split in two as young fitness trainer dies


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Pak Kret police and Ruam Kathanyu rescue services called to an accident on Sisaman Road opposite Robinson's yesterday found a Ducati motorcycle split in two.

 

The main body of the bike was in the road and the front portion and handlebars were in the central reservation.

 

Dead in the road was 27 year old fitness trainer Sithikorn from Thawee Wattana. 

 

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He apparently hit the kerb at a bend then was propelled into a metal pole in the central reservation. 

 

Daily News reported that he was probably unfamiliar with the road.

 

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5 minutes ago, NCC1701A said:

what's a kerb?

where the road meets the path ,don't they have those in USA ?

path =sidewalk

regards Worgeordie

 

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3 minutes ago, worgeordie said:

where the road meets the path ,don't they have those in USA ?

path =sidewalk

regards Worgeordie

 

we have curbs. 

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18 minutes ago, canopus1969 said:

Speed + youth, the same the world over

Also the fact that in Thailand there are many roadside death traps, concrete  poles  sharp  poles,  gullies , drop  offs all  sorts  of dangerous  objects. Near me at a  U  turn they have  cunningly  placed the road signs right in a  position where you  simply  cannot see oncoming traffic to U  turn, genius.

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17 minutes ago, NCC1701A said:

we have curbs. 

 

In English it's 'kerb'. It's only spelled 'curb' in the colonies.

 

24 minutes ago, zhounan said:

Poor Ducati, former jewel of Italian engineering, in the hands of these modern guys.

 

To be fair, Italian engineering means that wheel was probably going to fall off anyway.

 

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20 minutes ago, NCC1701A said:

we have curbs. 

 

Love the English language.

 

In North America, the "curb" is the stone edging of the sidewalk. Outside North America (where the sidewalk is called the pavement), the spelling is "kerb." This, however, is not the end of the story because "to curb" (meaning "to control" or "to limit") has the same spelling in American English and British English.

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My neighbours son just stepped up from a Honda fino to a Ducati monster, i like the kid he is a nice guy, but to me its an accident waiting to happen, i just hope nothing happens to him.

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1 hour ago, canopus1969 said:

Speed + youth, the same the world over

Possibly more the metal pole meeting his catapulted body, more than any other factor.

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

He apparently hit the kerb at a bend then was propelled into a metal pole in the central reservation. 

No doubt abiding to the speed limit.  Darwin Award of the Week and another statistic for motorcycle safety in Thailand.

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1 hour ago, Rampant Rabbit said:

Also the fact that in Thailand there are many roadside death traps, concrete  poles  sharp  poles,  gullies , drop  offs all  sorts  of dangerous  objects. Near me at a  U  turn they have  cunningly  placed the road signs right in a  position where you  simply  cannot see oncoming traffic to U  turn, genius.

You forgot dogs, cats, chickens and the worst buffalo <deleted> which is very slippery.

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3 minutes ago, vandeventer said:

You forgot dogs, cats, chickens and the worst buffalo <deleted> which is very slippery.

Didn't  have  all  day.

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3 hours ago, canopus1969 said:

Speed + youth, the same the world over

And no Ducati needed. Some 1xx ccm scooter/bike is enough to do the killing job.

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28 minutes ago, Moonlover said:

It might just have been the metal pole that it hit next that did the damage.

So many poles and trees on that stretch.

See the streetview links I provided above.

But the road as such is nothing to be excited about.

A smooth left curve. If driving with a brain no way to split a vehicle in two.

Racing racing racing like mad.

Worst I remember from the reports was an 18 year old on such a monster machine.

Driving over a complete straight bridge followed by a straight road.

He hit the 200 km/h mark (125 mph) before coming off the road.

Body and bike smashed to multiple pieces. Searching for the head (not the first such, similar in Pattaya/Jomtien 2nd rd).

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7 minutes ago, KhunBENQ said:

A smooth left curve. If driving with a brain no way to split a vehicle in two.

Racing racing racing like mad.

A smooth left curve, taken at a sensible speed becomes a tight bend at race track speeds and it's all too easy for an inexperienced rider to loose his nerve at the critical moment.

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2 hours ago, KhunBENQ said:

Unfamiliar? What a challenge this road is.

 

That damned black arrow on yellow!

What could it mean?

A curve!

https://goo.gl/maps/UzVGz2JLFJavDGcQ9

https://goo.gl/maps/baz2sWsCHkGXbv519

Mind  boggling isn't  it, so it's  unfamilar, you slow  down,how hard  do they have to make it?

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On 5/12/2021 at 1:34 PM, vandeventer said:

You forgot dogs, cats, chickens and the worst buffalo <deleted> which is very slippery.

<deleted> buffalo's like this?

 

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5 hours ago, jaltsc said:

In Thailand, a motorcycle is what parents give their son on his last birthday.

 

Brilliant. I've Facebooked that, but not claimed credit 🙂

3 hours ago, Excel said:

Well that is funny but may be considered in poor taste by others due to a fatality. Why on earth Thai males are ever allowed to buy and/or ride a proper bike whilst they are under 40 I'll never know. 110 Honda waves should be the limit in my opinion

I'm guessing that most of the estimated 18,000 motorcycle deaths a year are of Wave riders as that's all many can afford, So they really ought not to be allowed to ride anything at all that has a motor.

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