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Thailand Road Carnage: Driver crushed to death by ice after slamming into tree


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Sanook reported on a horrific accident in which a pick-up carrying blocks of ice smashed into a tree.

 

The driver was crushed to death when the ice smashed through the rear window into his body.

 

Chonmdaen police attended the scene on Route 113, the Taphanhin - Lomsak Road in Phetchabun in Thailand's north eastern region.

 

They found a Toyota with its front smashed in against a tree at a bend. 

 

Thanachote, 40, was dead behind the wheel.

 

He had been to collect ice at a nearby market and had a full load.

 

Microsleep - "Lap Nai" in Thai - is suspected. 

 

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

He had been to collect ice at a nearby market and had a full load.

Was the ice secured? Blocks of ice moving about in the back could also be an issue.

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I wonder if Thanachote purchased the special "if you are crushed to death by ice" insurance. Very popular here in Thailand where the average temperature is "roasting".

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4 hours ago, Tropicalevo said:

Was the ice secured? Blocks of ice moving about in the back could also be an issue.

Secured... that's a dirty word.

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8 hours ago, Geoffggi said:

Either that or driving too fast, as has been noted many times some people forget that Ice is heavy and can cause the vehicle to be overloaded there by reducing normal steering & braking capabilities

Don’t expect them to know anything about the laws of physics and anyway, laws, whatever they are, are meant to be broken, consequences be damned.

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RIP to the driver and condolences to the family. I hope at least it was quick for him. Just goes to show that you will never ever really know which way you will enter the next realm. 

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That's rough.  I remember seeing movies of traffic accidents when I was young (driver education).  A tractor-trailer truck driver hit the edge of a steel bridge straight on.  The load of long, large steel pipe obliterated him. 

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2 minutes ago, AustinRacing said:

That wasn’t cool man. Apologies noted!!!

Not cool now, more like evaporated ... ascended to the next level of belief.

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I do wish they wouldn't keep using te word "carnage" - there is a lot of publicity given to crashes of 4-wheeled vehicles when in fact there death rate is LOWER than that of the USA. It is motorcycles that are 73% of all road deaths - and although te numbers are appalling just regurgitating the word "carnage" creates a stereotypical image of road safety in Thailand that is actually harmful to any progress in that field.

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