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14-year-old driver dies in Si Racha motorbike crash, 13-year-old passenger injured


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By Goong Nang(GN)

 

Si Racha – A 14-year-old female motorbike driver has been pronounced dead at the scene after she crashed her motorbike into a footpath at reportedly high speed in Si Racha over the past weekend.

 

Emergency responders were notified of the accident on Saturday (October 23rd) on Sukhumvit Road in Surasak.

 

The Si Racha first response teams arrived at the scene to find two injured people. The 14-year-old female driver, whose name was withheld due to being a minor, had sustained severe head injuries. She was unconscious and was later pronounced dead at the scene. She reportedly had not been wearing a helmet and did not have a license.

 

Full story: https://thepattayanews.com/2021/10/26/14-year-old-driver-dies-in-si-racha-motorbike-crash-13-year-old-passenger-injured/

 

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14 year old children are not supposed to drive. Lock the parents up.

Was not looking where she was going and was allowed out on a motorcycle by her parents (who possibly paid for the bike)....    Sad, tragic even... But, it is quite the social norm for childr

And the devastated parents of the young girl, Mr and Mrs Retard,  are   wondering what  they did wrong.

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2 hours ago, HAPPYNUFF said:

And the devastated parents of the young girl, Mr and Mrs Retard,  are   wondering what  they did wrong.

Yeah yeah. They probably were acutely aware of the risks just as anyone who sets foot on a motorcycle ever. Even with a helmet on. But hey. Lets play god and try and legislate all accidents away.

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4 hours ago, richard_smith237 said:

Was not looking where she was going and was allowed out on a motorcycle by her parents (who possibly paid for the bike).... 

 

Sad, tragic even... But, it is quite the social norm for children to be riding around on motorcycles without helmets. 

 

Blame the parents for letting there kids ride their motorcycles... But blame the police for their culturally ingrained apathy towards enforcing any road safety measures whatsoever. 

 

 

What do you expect? Kids don't have money for cash fines! 

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Very sad. May she RIP.

People wonder though why motorcycle/scooter fatalities are high in Thailand. I’m sure underage/untrained riders is a major factor.

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3 hours ago, steve187 said:

very few bikes they can legally ride

Yes, up to 125cc. unfortunately obtaining a licence does not give you instant road sense, and some of these small bikes now can go at a a fair clip. I remember when I was young, yes, a loooong time ago, but a 16 year old was limited to a provisional licence, and you had to ride a moped of no more than 75cc, and it had to have peddles if I remember correctly.

In our village I see children as young as seven or eight who can only just reach the floor on tiptoes riding to the shop to get a beer for Pappa. The saddest thing is that it is only one hundred yards down the road.

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From what I've seen most of the kids, especially the girls, ride more responsibly than those in their late teens/early twenties.  It looks like she was an exception.  Sad to see her pay with her life for a stupid mistake.

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7 hours ago, webfact said:

The 14-year-old female driver, whose name was withheld due to being a minor,

But 2 kids drown in a lagoon and get their names splashed about (no pun intended) in another news article.

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4 hours ago, richard_smith237 said:

Blame the parents for letting there kids ride their motorcycles... But blame the police for their culturally ingrained apathy towards enforcing any road safety measures whatsoever.

 

2 hours ago, thailand49 said:

Blame the Government! 

 

1 hour ago, Paul Henry said:

Reflection of lack of police enforcement and Government will to take responsibility for poor quality police and policing. Sad when you can buy your way to promotion.

It's not just the authorities that carry some blame, Thai society as a whole does.

 

We know what would happen if there was some sort of crack down, people would object and say the police are being too harsh.  If they started issuing heavy fines to the parents and crushing bikes, it would solve the problem pretty swiftly, but Thai people prefer jumping jacks and push-ups then "on your way now kiddo" as it's a more "Thai" way of dealing with the problem.

 

No civilians are reporting kids without helmets or children obviously too young to ride, or more than two on a bike, they aren't even cautioning them.  Society plays its part in this.

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28 minutes ago, AhFarangJa said:

moped of no more than 75cc, and it had to have peddles if I remember correctly.

By definition a moped has pedals

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5 hours ago, richard_smith237 said:

Was not looking where she was going and was allowed out on a motorcycle by her parents (who possibly paid for the bike).... 

 

Sad, tragic even... But, it is quite the social norm for children to be riding around on motorcycles without helmets. 

 

Blame the parents for letting there kids ride their motorcycles... But blame the police for their culturally ingrained apathy towards enforcing any road safety measures whatsoever. 

 

 

Correct, if Thai police would do their job no parent with 2 working brain cells would buy a bike for their kids. In my street a daughter of a police Colonel got a bike on her 12th birthday.

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17 minutes ago, SomchaiCNX said:

Correct, if Thai police would do their job no parent with 2 working brain cells would buy a bike for their kids. In my street a daughter of a police Colonel got a bike on her 12th birthday.

A proper bike should be fine but not a motorbike. Would give them some exercise.

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