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Video: Three dead as Pajero driver who fled scene revealed as top forestry official

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Video: Three dead as Pajero driver who fled scene revealed as top forestry official

 

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A video from Suphanburi showed a Pajero driver do a U-turn that led to the death of three people including a six year old boy. Four people were also seriously injured.
 
The Pajero cuts in front of a white Toyota Vios causing it to swerve into a tree.
 
The driver of the Pajero just drives off as if nothing has happened. 
 
The woman who posted the footage online - Puntiwa Sanuan - said: "Did you buy your license? Take responsibility for what you have done". 
 
Yesterday the Pajero driver gave himself up to police. He is Montree Khengkhetkarn, 45, a senior forestry department official and head of a protected animal species reserve in Beung Chawak. He works for the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation in Suphanburi province.
 
He said he never saw the Vios coming and by the time he did it was too late. He fled in a panic but called the cops afterwards.
 
He apologized to the victims and their relatives and said he would take full responsibility.
 
Dead were 36 year old Prasert Atkhonghan, 22 year old Namfa Suppradermchai and Siwa Plotprong aged just six. 
 
Funeral rites are being held at three different area temples for the victims. 
 
Four people were seriously injured after the accident that happened on Malaimaen Road in the central Thai province. 
 
Montree has initially been charged with negligent driving causing death and fleeing the scene of an accident. He was let go as he had voluntarily surrendered to police.
 
The cops said that an investigation is underway and Montree may face further charges.
 
 
Source: Daily News
 
 
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Making a very wide U-turn, and didn't see the other car coming?????

Probably too busy texting or talking on his cell phone to pay attention to the road. 

 

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Were no seat belts involved?  Doesn't look like the vios was traveling at excessive speed and I would think airbags and seatbelts would have saved everyone involved.

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It doesn't look like he actually hit the other vehicle but he caused the accident and just drove away same as hit and run or leaving the scene of an accident?

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May the deceased RIP and the injured make a full and rapid recovery. But the driver of the Pajero rapidly cut across multiple lanes as he was gunning it to clear the red car (as I see it). Hindsight is 20/20 but I think the white Vios would have done well to attempt a 4 wheel stop as opposed to swerving and hitting a tree; there seems to have been ample time to attempt a stop. That done, maybe there would not have been a collision.

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The Vios didn't even attempt to brake

I reckon if he just hit the brakes & hit the Pajero there may of been less deaths

But speaking of the deaths the driver wasn't wearing a seat belt as he/she was thrown out the window like a bullet & you can see the body coming back down

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Must have thought he was driving a tank,3 lanes to do a u-turn,

I think many Thai's are too lazy to turn the wheel,like when they

cut off the corners at junctions.

RIP the dead more senseless deaths.

 

regards worgeordie

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Reports yesterday said all 7 were in that car.

 

Clunk click?

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The guy looks so nonchalant, just texting or doing something on his phone like it was no big deal......Just killed 3 people including a child and seriously injured 4, I don't know about you but I'd be horrified and remorseful. 

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26 minutes ago, worgeordie said:

Must have thought he was driving a tank,3 lanes to do a u-turn,

 

These large SUV's have the turning circle of a bus plus people hug the inside before turning thus increasing the projection into the oncoming lanes. In my small truck I can do a U-turn using one lane. My staff when driving need two lanes

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My god, that's bad driving from the Vios. Seriously, loads of room and time to make any other manoeuvre than that.

Obviously, the Pajero in the wrong but doesn't look too concerned about it. He's connected, so that's an end to that. 

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32 minutes ago, Just1Voice said:

Making a very wide U-turn

Yes, this is a Thai phenomenon. For some reason they can't/won't turn the steering wheel enough to make an appropriate turn.

 

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10 minutes ago, thequietman said:

My god, that's bad driving from the Vios. Seriously, loads of room and time to make any other manoeuvre than that.

This is very easy to say, sitting in front of your lap/desktop. :ermm:

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A tree is one of the worst things to hit in a car like hitting a concrete wall that doesn't move

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