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A Chinese tourist has been killed by a fast moving pickup truck as he was using a zebra crossing on the way back to his hotel on Bang Na Garden Road in Bang Bo district of Samut Prakan province last night.

 

A Thai guide said that the victim was among a group of Chinese tourists who arrived in Bangkok Friday morning and he led the group on a sight-seeing tour of Bangkok.

 

The victim left his hotel room last night to buy something at a convenience store just across the road from his hotel. As he was returning to his hotel, a pickup truck, travelling at high speed and with its siren blaring, failed to stop, struck the victim on the crossing and drove off.

 

EMTs soon arrived at the scene of the accident, administered CPR and used a defibrillator to try to save the life of the victim, but to no avail. He died at the scene.

 

Witnesses say the truck driver later stopped at a nearby convenience store for a while and then drove away.

 

Tourist police said that the pickup truck used a fake license plate.

 

Source: Thai PBS 2024-03-03

 

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1 hour ago, Denim said:

If you come from a country where traffic drives on the right it's easy to forget to look to the right when crossing a Thai road.

 

That said , I hope they can somehow trace the pick up driver using CCTV and bring him do justice.

 

 

They found it already, the lady owner said she sold it to one of her employees.

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43 minutes ago, transam said:

No, when folk road tax their ride, they should be given a flyer on the penalty for not stopping at a crossing, and the person behind the desk should say, "Be warned"..........😉

And for the ones who do not tax their ride?

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Just now, KannikaP said:

And for the ones who do not tax their ride?

Their rides will not make it to the tax office, or pedestrian crossings...............😂

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54 minutes ago, transam said:

No, when folk road tax their ride, they should be given a flyer on the penalty for not stopping at a crossing, and the person behind the desk should say, "Be warned"..........

 

Zebra crossings in much of the world just convey permission to cross with no fear of a jaywalking violation.  They don't convey right of way.  The traffic signals do that.  Or they don't, if there's no signal there.  There's quite a few zebras in Bangkok that have signals.

 

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Do you figure traffic would ever move if there were no signals to regulate pedestrians at intersections like this?

 

Edit:  Reminds me of some protests in So California where I lived in the '90s (where zebra crossings do convey right of way).  Protestors completely gridlocked traffic by simply walking back and forth across the zebras.

 

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21 minutes ago, impulse said:

 

Zebra crossings in much of the world just convey permission to cross with no fear of a jaywalking violation.  They don't convey right of way.  The traffic signals do that.  Or they don't, if there's no signal there.  There's quite a few zebras in Bangkok that have signals.

 

zebra-crossings-2-600x363.jpg.06125954c3e54e42b2d339b615dce918.jpg

 

Do you figure traffic would ever move if there were no signals to regulate pedestrians at intersections like this?

 

Edit:  Reminds me of some protests in So California where I lived in the '90s (where zebra crossings do convey right of way).  Protestors completely gridlocked traffic by simply walking back and forth across the zebras.

 

After a doctor was killed on a crossing, the BiB/Gov got their act together, painting vivid crossings and upping the fines for those flouting the law.

Even up in the sticks we have red and white crossings outside schools.......

 

The other day I was approaching one with kids on it, a car from the other direction just drove towards the kids, they jumped back, I put my hand on the hooter, I think he/she got the message...🤗

 

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3 hours ago, Nick Carter icp said:

 

  As some roads are one way roads, its always better to look both ways before crossing , whatever Country you re in 

 

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