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Three killed, one injured after train collides with car on Hua Hin Soi 94


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By Online Reporter
 
Three people were killed and another seriously injured after the car they were travelling in was hit by a train at the level crossing on Soi 94 in Hua Hin early on Thursday morning.

 

The accident happened at approximately 4am when a white Mazda sedan was hit by the No 86 express train which operates between Nakhon Si Thammarat and Bangkok.

 

Rescue workers attending the scene, which included first responders from Sawang Hua Hin Thammasathan Foundation, officers from Hua Hin Police Station and medical personnel from Hua Hin Hospital, found the Mazda overturned. One of the deceased was found inside the Mazda, the others had been thrown from the vehicle.

 

A fourth person was found to have suffered serious injuries and was cut from the vehicle before being rushed to hospital.

 

Full story: https://www.huahintoday.com/hua-hin-news/three-killed-one-injured-after-train-collides-with-car-on-hua-hin-soi-94/

 

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"Investigators are working to ascertain how and why the accident occurred"

Soi 94 is at the edge of a popular bar area in Hua Hin, maybe there's a link.

 

 

"One of the deceased was a senior officer from Hua Hin Police Station"

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I drive over that crossing frequently but I can’t remember if they have manually operated sliding gates, at 04.00, or automatic gates, either way it shouldn’t have happened.

 

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'how & why' ... 😳

 

hmm ... on 2nd thought, that is a gated crossing, and doesn't seem to have a whole lot of shoulder to squeeze around.

 

Although there is a stop sign there, and one would think, while stopped, hey, why not 'look & listen' while there.

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Having watched the video with the car sitting there waiting at first, they appear to have waited until about 2, perhaps 3 seconds before the train with full lights turned on was very near before driving in front of it.

 

Did the driver look at all?

 

Because if they did look then this wasn't an accident.

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2 minutes ago, LennyW said:

It is on the first post.

 

1 minute ago, metisdead said:

 

It looks like it was added to the bottom of the opening post.  

 

At the 10 second mark, the driver begins to maneuver his way around the barriers and was unsuccessful. 

Well i don't have it, thanks for your replies guys.

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1 hour ago, Moonlover said:

The barriers only seem to be half of the road width, plenty of room, and time to nip through before the --------------------------------!

... or someone thought, maybe ... Ouch

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3 minutes ago, ikke1959 said:

Open the nightclubs till 4.am and in daytime it is dangerous and at nighttime even more... 

If the boozers had been open until 4am, this would never have happened because they would have still been in there.

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17 minutes ago, KannikaP said:

If the boozers had been open until 4am, this would never have happened because they would have still been in there.

Equally if the boozers had been closed at midnight it probably would not have happened either.

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5 minutes ago, billd766 said:

Equally if the boozers had been closed at midnight it probably would not have happened either.

It would be interesting to see just how many trains go along that line, over that crossing, per day. Not that many I would have thought.

Also Bill, if the boozers had closed a 2am as they should have..........unless they were workers starting an early shift.

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It literally comes down to one being impatient. We have around 8 trains a day goin up and down the rail line here in the Khao Tao Area. The one at 7 am  today made sure they blasted the horn as they approached the crossing here which is being worked on for an overpass. Just had another go through as I write this post.

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3 hours ago, metisdead said:

 

It looks like it was added to the bottom of the opening post.  

 

At the 10 second mark, the driver begins to maneuver his way around the barriers and was unsuccessful. 

No he/she wasn't. That's the problem. The driver did get around the barrier and onto the track. Just another driver who believes a red light doesn't apply to them.

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7 hours ago, Callmeishmael said:

I wonder how many of them were wearing seat belts and if that would have made a difference between living and dying?

Two of the dead thrown from car - looks like not. Belts would have certainly boosted their chances - most who get thrown out of a car in an accident die. And getting thrown out is a major sign of being beltless.

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No excuse running flashing red lights at a controlled crossing. Although the units pulling these trains mostly do not have working whistles, or they are barely audible.

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5 hours ago, Photoguy21 said:

Just think what could happen when or if, they get high speed trains.

I do not think high speed trains here would be feasible, or realistic without elevated platforms. So, in reality they would likely be alot safer than the antique trains currently in use. 

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