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A Colombian woman was killed instantly after being hit by a car while crossing a street in Bangkok on November 25th.

 

Manuela Ruiz, 31, who lived in New York, worked for the DailyMail.com and had been travelling in Thailand with her friend during Thanksgiving.

 

The Daily Mail reports how Manuela’s family, described as devout Christians, have already forgiven the 24 year old driver.

 

There are few details about the incident but speaking to the Daily Mail, Manuela’s sister Daniela said:

 

“We didn't want to press charges because we know that it's an accident.

 

“There was no alcohol involved, she's just 24 and a student. But by local law, she's going to jail.”

 

“She was very sad,' Daniela said added. 'She went to the police station, met my aunt and she asked for the forgiveness of the family.

 

“We spoke with her on the phone and we said, "We know it was an accident and we forgive you.

 

“It's a tragedy for all of us, including her.”

 

Manuela’s distraught family said the accident “could have happened anywhere.”

 

“It was her time,” they said.

 

The Daily Mail reports that accident took place on the morning of November 25th. After taking cash out of an ATM was hit by a car while crossing the street and killed instantly.

 

The female driver of the car is reportedly a student at Rangsit University and was identified by the Daily Mail as Ying Treenapongnukul.

 

Ms Treenapongnukul reportedly asked for forgiveness in a post made on Facebook.

 

“I ask to forgiveness for her.

 

“Sorry for on that day and so sorry for everything . #RIP Miss. Manuela Ruiz Carvajal”.

 

Manuela was described as “talented” and “smart”.

 

DailyMail.com Publisher Martin Clarke said: “Everyone was extremely fond of Manuela who in her time here made a huge contribution to the business.

 

“She was hard-working and talented and I have no doubt that she had a very exciting career ahead of her.”

 
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I must admit I was expecting to read about an organised hit, what with the Daily Mail being blocked here and all that.

 

Very sad that a young lady died whilst on holiday here, it happens way too often. RIP.

 

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so an unaware tourist that is used to cars driving on the opposite side of the road, steps in front of a car and unavoidably gets hit.

The driver goes to jail for the pedestrian's mistake???

Destroy a 24 year old student's life, miss school, miss graduation, how does this even make sense?

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“There was no alcohol involved, she's just 24 and a student. But by local law, she's going to jail.”

 

I very much doubt that! It’s a wai and a light fine and maybe community service

 

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2 minutes ago, gr8fldanielle said:

so an unaware tourist that is used to cars driving on the opposite side of the road, steps in front of a car and unavoidably gets hit.

The driver goes to jail for the pedestrian's mistake???

Destroy a 24 year old student's life, miss school, miss graduation, how does this even make sense?

 

Umm maybe I missed something but where in the article does it say the tourist was unaware of the car direction and it was entirely her mistake? It’s an accident but sheesh talk about victim blaming here!

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in colombia you must look left, right, up and down before crossing any road, same style as in thailand because drivers have little respect for pedestrians but colombian drivers are much more aware as opposed to thai's.  not infrequently the equation is . sabai sabai + mai pen rai driving = accidents    not say it happened in this particular case

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19 minutes ago, atyclb said:

in colombia you must look left, right, up and down before crossing any road, same style as in thailand because drivers have little respect for pedestrians but colombian drivers are much more aware as opposed to thai's.  not infrequently the equation is . sabai sabai + mai pen rai driving = accidents    not say it happened in this particular case

Sorry, but in Thailand, you should look right, left, then right again.

Most of the country drives on the LEFT.

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4 hours ago, TVGerry said:

 

Umm maybe I missed something but where in the article does it say the tourist was unaware of the car direction and it was entirely her mistake? It’s an accident but sheesh talk about victim blaming here!

Sheesh! are missing the big picture here? Here is the big picture, the rest is hypothetical which is irrelevant.

“There was no alcohol involved, she's just 24 and a student. But by local law, she's going to jail.”

one more time But by local law, she's going to jail

It seems to me that regardless of the circumstances, if you hit somebody and they die, you go to jail.

Ummm, what don't you get here?

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Absolute stupidity. Why bring political opinions into this sad event.
Shows everything that is wrong in UK thinking today.

That's a bit unfair on the UK. I think it just shows he's an idiot who is trolling for effect. But definitely in poor taste considering the topic of this sad thread.

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1 hour ago, Jonnapat said:

Absolute stupidity. Why bring political opinions into this sad event.

Shows everything that is wrong in UK thinking today.

Sounds like a real nice family as they forgive instantly at a time of great pain. Yet we all know these are the worst drivers on the worst roads in the world.

 

Shows everything that is wrong in UK thinking today

 

Unlike here where over 25.000 die a year on the roads and teachers are allowed to beat the hell out of children

 

No wonder the place is hell on earth with that thinking.

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6 hours ago, Crossy said:

I must admit I was expecting to read about an organised hit, what with the Daily Mail being blocked here and all that.

 

Yep, the hallmark of sensationalism...

 

The story hardly would have run as Columbian tourist killed in traffic accident while crossing road in Bangkok. Sadly  we don't even learn what street or junction this awful accident happened. Did any of the local journalists report on this?

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