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Carnage in South Pattaya as "epileptic" man plows into people/bikes

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Breaking: Carnage in South Pattaya as "epileptic" man plows into people/bikes

 

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Two people are dead and more than a dozen were injured - two seriously - after a pick-up driven by an epileptic man plowed into crowds and motorcycles on a busy South Pattaya Road.

 

Channel 3 reported that most of the victims were students and parents after the incident on South Pattaya Road by the Com Pattaya building.

 

They said that debris from ten motorcycles was spread over a 200 meter area.

 

Fifteen people were injured - two seriously - and two were dead.

 

The driver in the smashed up black Isuzu pick-up was reportedly saved by police after he was attacked by an angry mob.

 

He said he had no recollection of what happened - he recovered his senses after passing out to see what he had caused.

 

He told police he was an epileptic.

 

Outraged posters on Facebook were questioning how a person suffering from epilepsy could be driving. 

 

The victims have yet to be named. 

 

 
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Two killed, 15 injured in Pattaya road accident

 

A pickup driver lost control of his vehicle in Pattaya on Monday morning, causing it to plough into 10 motorcycles, killing two people and injuring 15 others.

 

Police said the accident happened at 7am on South Pattaya Road in front of the Tuk Com computer shopping mall. The pickup, driven by Akkaradej Udomrat, 44, suddenly veered out of its lane and collided with a line of motorcycles on the opposite side of the road. 

 

Two motorcyclists died at the scene while 15 others were injured. Pol Lt Col Suwat Chotechuang, traffic inspector at Pattaya police station, said Akkaradej had tested negative to alcohol use.

 

Akkaradej himself said he had lost control of his vehicle after suffering an epileptic seizure.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30333130

 

 
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I saw the carnage on Facebook earlier and he was very lucky that the cops protected him from a very serious beating. I hope he can provide good evidence of his medical condition, because that should be a murder charge.

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There is a video of the pickup driver back at the nick. He blew 0 on the breathalyser machine.

Dreadful crash which if the driver's account is to be believed makes it a horrendously unfortunate incident as epilepsy isn't necessarily a condition which bars people outright from driving, however i stand to be corrected there.

Thoughts are with the families of the deceased and injured

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Indeed very unfortunate event, however, the onus is on the driver

who should have known and be mindful of his ailments and affliction

and take due care to medicate himself properly as people with epilipsy

can function normally providing they take their medications as prescribed.... 

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1 hour ago, darksidedog said:

I saw the carnage on Facebook earlier and he was very lucky that the cops protected him from a very serious beating. I hope he can provide good evidence of his medical condition, because that should be a murder charge.

If he does have it he can not drive therefor no insurance. 2 dead jail for life

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Outraged posters on Facebook were questioning how a person suffering from epilepsy could be driving while the rest of us were questioning  how any Thai's should be driving at all .

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12 minutes ago, Borzandy said:

because he has money.

The guy with epilepsy may have been taking medication for 10/20 Years with no problems.

Before making stupid remarks please look the condition and understand there are variations to the illness.

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R.I.P. 

Sadly, the system is really the blame, we will never know the condition of this driver especially through the news. For those of us that have gone through getting a license pay the money and you get a slip of paper at a local Thai client. There is no tracking system for history of drivers all done locally hand written in a log book?

Just came back from Tukcom,  Sukhumvit and Pattaya Tai and heavy presents of police making a show which is after the fact. 

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What percentage of epileptic drivers is acceptable ? 

 

What percentage of drunk drivers is acceptable ?

 

What percentage of drugged up drivers is acceptable ?

 

Same same, no different.

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  • Epileptics can drive as long as their epilepsy is controlled.
  • 0% of drunks should drive
  • 0% of drugged up people should drive.

Hope this helps.

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There is a lot of damage to that pick up.

 

If he had a fit you would expect he would take his foot off the accelerator.

 

How fast was he going....

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Manslaughter charge at least but in Thailand, he will definitely walk out of the court a free man if he has money to distribute.

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