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[VIDEO] Passenger train collides head on with truck at level crossing in northern Thailand


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Daily News Thai Caption: Head on (collision).

 

Dramatic footage taken by a motorist with a mobile phone and posted on Facebook showed the moment when a passenger train collided head on with a ten wheel truck/trailer carrying rice husks. 

 

It happened at a level crossing at Ban Lai, Mae Tha district of Lamphun. 

 

There were no reports of injuries as yet after the collision just before midday yesterday.

 

The driver of the truck managed to get out in time. 

 

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Picture: Daily News

 

Reports on Facebook suggested that the driver of the truck had half gone over the crossing before a barrier descended on his trailer impeding his progress. 

 

Unable to go forward or backwards due to backed up traffic he decided to jump out as the train approached. 

 

 

Daily News reported that comment was rife online about the alleged negligence of the trucker.

 

Posters suggested that there would have been warning sirens and he was trying to get across when he should have waited.

 

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They wanted to see him prosecuted fully in the matter. 

 

Passengers were seen getting off the train in the aftermath of the collision. 

 

More on this as we hear of it at ASEAN NOW. 

 

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3 hours ago, kcpattaya said:

He should have ripped the barrier out instead of jumping out of the truck...

 

... yep, even designed with dedicated breaking points, them barriers ... just hit the pedal.

Elsewhere one is let in on that secret during proper training for the license ...

 

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Your barriers are flimsy and are designed to break if hit hard enough…

 

I went thru our monahan’s gate’s arm the other day

 

they give way let me tell you…for him to stay on the tracks is incredibly stupid…he should have jus plowed through as one does a quick cost benefit analysis in their mind…

 

never stop on the tracks let alone abandon your stopped vehicle 

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7 hours ago, webfact said:

Reports on Facebook suggested that the driver of the truck had half gone over the crossing before a barrier descended on his trailer impeding his progress. 

Warning lights would have been flashing before the barrier came down, so I imagine he just ignored those. But - looking at the video, they are there but don't appear to be flashing although it's difficult to see for sure. Maybe the usual Thai maintenance standards and they weren't working? Or they weren't bright enough to see in the sun?

 

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6 hours ago, soi3eddie said:

Did anyone notice how many of the car drivers got out and went to see if they could offer any assistance after the collision?

 

They were trying to figure out how to get past the wrecks.

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2 hours ago, Bangkok Barry said:

Warning lights would have been flashing before the barrier came down, so I imagine he just ignored those. But - looking at the video, they are there but don't appear to be flashing although it's difficult to see for sure. Maybe the usual Thai maintenance standards and they weren't working? Or they weren't bright enough to see in the sun?

 

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Lights were flashing.

 

Driver is an ****hole.

 

Just another day on Thailands roads.

 

 

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6 hours ago, jaiyen said:

That is not a head on collision !  

Here is a photo of the front cab of the locomotive.

 

Still not sure if it was head on?

 

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2 hours ago, FRK63 said:

So now the trains brakes failed!😬

That is a remarkably stupid comment. The train brakes didn’t fail as you can see by the fact that it managed to stop with half the train at the crossing, so it was already breaking before it hit the truck and no trains do not stop in the distances cars do.

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