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Re: Minivan, bus and road accidents

Postby Bluesky » Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:07 am

Big Boy wrote:I've used the airport bus a few times this year, and always belt up. It is amazing how many people get told by the stewardess to belt up, and as soon as the stewardess goes back to sleep, they remove their belts. The majority of the culprits are Europeans, and should know better. Then again, in their home countries, the same people wouldn't dream of going on a motorcycle without a helmet. It's as if when in this country, people turn into rebellious kids, and deliberately shun rules and regulations - I have little sympathy.


Agree 100%!! For whatever reason many visitors and long term residents to the Kingdom seem to lose their foresight of consequence when it comes to seat belts and helmets. Unfortunately this attitude Is often extended to the conveyance of both infants and children both in motor vehicles and motorcycles. Perhaps a visit to the mortuary or trauma ward to observe the outcomes of crashes may cast some doubts over the thought 'It won't happen to me or my family."

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Re: Minivan, bus and road accidents

Postby Nereus » Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:31 pm

Booze addict bus driver charged after crash

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general ... fter-crash

A bus driver who admitted he was drunk every day while steering his air-conditioned bus along route 68 through Bangkok is facing jail time and loss of licence after crashing the vehicle in Tha Phra area on Wednesday.

Three passengers received hospital treatment for minor injuries.

Police said Mr Sawang admitted to being drunk and to drinking regularly during working hours. The 48-year-old was found to have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 257 milligrammes per 100 millilitres five times the legal limit of 50mg per 100ml.

He made six round trips each day, and every time he completed the return journey he would buy a shot of lao khao, cheap white spirits, from a grocer near the bus terminal and down it in one gulp - or six shots each day during working hours.

Pol Col Nattapat Padungchan, chief of Tha Phra police station, said Mr Sawang was charged with drunk driving and reckless driving causing property damage and injuries. He would appear in Taling Chan Provincial...

“I will not do it again,” the errant bus driver said with tears in his eyes”.

His promise was granted. The Department of Land Transport said on Thursday it will revoke Mr Sawang’s driving licence after he his finally released. It has also fined Tor Manit Transport 10,000 baht.
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Re: Minivan, bus and road accidents

Postby Nereus » Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:17 pm

What a mess! Incredible how these "accidents" happen. (photos at the link)
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Couple killed, soldiers hurt in pickup-army truck crash

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general ... ruck-crash

SA KAEO - Two people were killed and 23 soldiers injured when a pickup truck loaded with bananas and other fruit crashed head-on with a military truck in Wattana Nakhon district on Thursday morning. The crash occurred at Nong Namsai junction on Wattana-Khokhan Ta Phraya Road in tambon Nong Namsai.

Witnesses told police the pickup, with a cargo of bananas, betel nut and other fruit, tried unsuccessfully to overtake another vehicle. Instead, it collide head-on with a military truck carrying soldiers and seedlings.

The pickup driver, Udom Kasaothong and his wife Sa-nga, 48, were killed. Another unidentified passenger on the vehicle was injured. All three were trapped in the wreckage. The fruit was left scattered over the road.

The impact left the six-wheel army truck lying on its side on the edge of the road. Twenty-three soldiers travelling on it were injured.
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Re: Minivan, bus and road accidents

Postby hhinner » Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:16 pm

This wasn't an accident, but it wouldn't take much...

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Postby buksida » Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:36 am

18 cars and trucks involved in a road accident in Surat Thani

A road accident involving 18 vehicles of different kinds took place on the road between Na Sarn district and Surat Thani Monday morning but, fortunately, there was no death.

The pile-up apparently stemmed from a cement mixer truck whose driver lost control causing the truck to climb on the road island. A huge crane was then brought in to remove the truck from the road island.

The cement mixer truck was freed from the road island and as it was moving slowly followed by several other cars, a trailer truck laden with mineral ores was descending from a steep road.

The trailer truck failed to stop and slammed into the rear of a car which was moving slowly in a row almost bumper to bumper, resulting in a pile-up involving altogether 18 vehicles.

Several people were injured but there was no death.

Police and rescue officials took about three hours to remove the vehicles and debris from the road before it was reopened to traffic.

http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/18-car ... rat-thani/
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Re: Minivan, bus and road accidents

Postby buksida » Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:38 pm

BUS DRIVER CHARGED WITH RECKLESS DRIVING FOR HITTING, KILLING BABY ELEPHANT
A bus driver was charged with reckless driving today after hitting a baby elephant at the Lampang-Chiang Mai road Friday night.

Local police at the Hang Chat district in Lampang were alerted to a crash on kilometer 497-8 of the Lampang-Chiang Mai road. A Bangkok-Chiang Mai 999 route tour bus crashed into Phlai Udom, 8, a male baby elephant at 9:20pm Friday night.

According to Pol. Col. Pisupakorn Noipaksa, the tour bus driver, Narit Chittong, 45, was driving at high speed when he suddenly tried to overtake the right lane.

Phlai Udom was walking on the right lane, within a barrier put up especially for elephants to walk behind. At that moment, the elephant turned left to walk into the forest on the left side.

The bus crashed into the calf, who died immediately, said Pisupakorn. Narit’s legs were also immediately broken as a result of the impact, preventing him from applying the the vehicle’s brakes, which slid 70 meters. The elephant’s body was trapped underneath the front wheels.

http://www.khaosodenglish.com/animals/2 ... -elephant/
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11 passengers injured in a bus accident in Narathiwat
Eleven passengers of a bus shuttling between Koh Samui and Su-ngai Kolok slammed into a tree on a road island and flipped one-side up on a road in Narathiwat’s Muang district on Monday morning.

Most of the injured suffered bruises after they were helped out of the air-conditioned bus and taken to Narathiwat Ratnakharin hospital for first-aid treatments.

The 40-year old bus driver, Naroengsak Boonsalee, said that the bus left Koh Samui for Su-ngai Kolok in Narathiwat. He admitted that he was not familiar with the route because he had been working as bus driver of this route not long ago.

Naroengak told police that when the bus arrived at the scene of the accident which was a curved road, he lost control of the bus and slammed it into a tree on an island in the middle of the road.

http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/11-pas ... arathiwat/
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Re: Minivan, bus and road accidents

Postby buksida » Wed Oct 05, 2016 1:33 pm

"... and today's daily bus crash comes from Sakaew ..."

Bus crash leaves one dead and over 50 injured
An interprovincial bus from Rayong flipped over on the highway in Srakaew province before dawn today killing one passenger and injuring 50 others.

The bus was ferrying 55 passengers from Rayong to Mukdaharn.

According to Srakaew police, the incident happened while it was raining.

The driver identified only as Sommai, 48, put brake on the bus while it was approaching a curve.

The bus skidded and he then swerved and hit the divider on the road.

The bus then flipped over on the middle of the road.

One woman was killed and all on board were injured.

They were later admitted to Srakaew hospital for treatment of injuries.

The driver was booked for reckless driving, police said.

http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/bus-cr ... d-srakaew/
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Re: Minivan, bus and road accidents

Postby prcscct » Wed Oct 05, 2016 2:06 pm

The never ending story ".... untrained, uncertified, unregulated drivers but the bus company owners with a wink and a chuckle lived happily ever after. :banghead: Pete :(
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Re: Minivan, bus and road accidents

Postby StevePIraq » Wed Oct 05, 2016 2:10 pm

Unless driver monitoring is introduced as in the UK and Europe nothing will change and we all know nothing will be introduced in Thailand so all this is irrelevant
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Re: Minivan, bus and road accidents

Postby LEfant60 » Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:34 pm

I live 40 miles from Phoenix AZ, USA and very rarely do I venture out to go there. Today was an exception, I had to go to the VA hospital for some tests. Left at 0630, the traffic goes like this; bumper to bumper 75-85 MPH! Its like driving a Nascar race! One person makes a wrong move or checks the old cell phone and WAMO total pile up. Its every where my friends and the minute you get behind the wheel, its survival of the most coherent! People tell me I'm crazy for flying so far. I just tell the its far from the maddening crowd. As for Thailand, I spend the money for safety and security when hiring a driver, its worth my peace of mind. NO MINI VANS, NO EXCEPTIONS!

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Re: Minivan, bus and road accidents

Postby Nereus » Sun Oct 09, 2016 6:24 pm

Six killed in Lamphun car accident

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general ... r-accident

LAMPHUN - Six vendors, four of whom were women, died after their pickup truck hit a roadside tree in Muang Lamphun district on Saturday.

The accident occurred on Chiang Mai-Lampang Superhighway in Sri Buabarn sub-district at 10am on Saturday.

Paramedics called to the scene found two bodies trapped inside a heavily damaged Isuzu pickup truck with a Lampang licence plate. They were later identified as driver Mr Suriya Kaewpinta, 52, and Mr Manas...

They also found four women, two dead and the others in critical condition, lying on the ground near the wreckage. The dead victims on the ground were Mrs Buanak Tasurin, 47, and Mrs Wai Saojai, 50. Ms Buakham Nuansom, 47, and Mrs Malee Sunanta, 52, later died at the Lamphun hospital.

The cause of the accident was being investigated, said Pol Capt Passakorn Prungkruang, an investigator with Lamphun industrial estate station. He assumed the driver may have fallen asleep at the wheel while driving at high speed.

The deceased were herbal medicine vendors from Lampang, who were travelling to Lamphun Muang district when the crash took place.
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Re: Minivan, bus and road accidents

Postby BrianT » Mon Oct 31, 2016 4:19 pm

StevePIraq wrote:Unless driver monitoring is introduced as in the UK and Europe nothing will change and we all know nothing will be introduced in Thailand so all this is irrelevant

Sad but true.

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Re: Minivan, bus and road accidents

Postby Nereus » Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:12 pm

Net idol 'had no mental treatment' before crash

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general ... fore-crash

A young businesswoman responsible for triggering a major car crash on Ratchadaphisek Road on Tuesday has no history of psychological treatment, according to police.

A net idol, Kritrada Thabthimpol, 28, known on the internet and YouTube as Namzom Zomy, was driving her BMW sedan when she appeared to lose control at the wheel and crashed into other cars during evening rush hour on Tuesday.

Motorist Suppa-at Kulasing, 36, told police Ms Kritrada's vehicle rear-ended his Honda Civic sedan with such force that his car crashed into a taxi and another Honda vehicle in front of him.

Ms Kritrada continued to drive her car and side-swiped and crashed into several other cars near the entrance of the Thailand Cultural Centre's subway station, he said.

Police said the crash involved nine vehicles and several people were injured.
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And then this clown has the following to say:

Songkan Atchariyasap, a lawyer and chairman of the Network Against Acts that Destroy the Kingdom, Religion and Monarchy, said it must be medically established whether Ms Kritrada has suffered a psychological illness.

If so, it could be cited as grounds for reducing any legal punishment against her. He added if the woman had been treated for psychological problems

she would not have been able to obtain her driver's licence.
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Re: Minivan, bus and road accidents

Postby Bristolian » Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:47 pm

^another rich kid celebrity that will never face justice. Add her to the already long list.
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