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Car Crash Kills 7 In Prachuap Khiri Khan

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Car Crash Kills 7 In Prachuap Khiri Khan

By Jintamas Saksornchai, Staff Reporter

 

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Rescue workers Monday at the scene of accident outside Prachuap Khiri Khan city. Photo: JS100

 

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN — Seven people died Monday after a truck crashed into a car and a pickup truck outside Prachuap Khiri Khan city.

 

Police said a preliminary investigation indicated that the truck – running on southbound roadside – lost control as the driver took a sudden turn to avoid colliding against another vehicle, slid into the northbound side and crashed into the car before hitting the pickup truck shortly before 7am.

 

Full story:  http://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/crimecourtscalamity/calamity/2018/07/02/car-crash-kills-7-in-prachuap-khiri-khan/

 
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Seven killed in Prachuap Khiri Khan truck-SUV crash

By The Nation

 

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A six-wheel truck collided with an SUV in Prachuap Khiri Khan on Monday morning, killing both drivers and five passengers.
 

Bang Saphan district police were summoned to Phetakasem Road at 6.45am and found the multiple fatalities, including truck driver Chakkraphan Naksak, 25.

 

His wife riding with him was severely injured and taken to the district hospital.

 

Police determined that the driver of a pickup in front of the truck lost control and Chakkraphan swerved to avoid it, crossing the road island and striking the SUV.

 

The SUV driver and all five passengers were killed.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30349108

 
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Seen it so many times, even close to home, they always swerve and never brake straight, which causes unnecessary loss of innocent lives .

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Another day on the "killing fields" that are Thailands roads......RIP to the innocent victims :jap:

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Shocking that six people travelling in a vehicle all met the same sudden, unexpected and violent death.

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16 minutes ago, trainman34014 said:

Seen it so many times, even close to home, they always swerve and never brake straight, which causes unnecessary loss of innocent lives .

There is no training here for emergency braking.

 

I believe there is no emergency braking component to the Thai driving test, (which is a joke).

 

In fact Thai drivers seem averse to braking in general if other options are viewed as available. Usually at an intersection they try to avoid braking as much as possible and attempt to coast through. They very much dislike braking to keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front again coasting, often splitting lanes, till the very last second and only then braking and then finding themselves suddenly 40 car lengths behind the vehicle in front, at which point they repeat the exercise.

 

So, your observation that, in an emergency stop situation, they swerve first and only then brake, which causes a loss of control, doesn't surprise me in the slightest.

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Yes car drivers here first reaction is to swerve rather than pump the brakes to avoid swerving or fish tailing...

 

if you swerve and then the brakes, high probability of lost vehicle control and Crossing over other lanes or running into trees or power poles....

 

would had been better to hit the car ahead as both were traveling the same direction and semi would have had better chance of control (breaking) and avoided oncoming traffic...

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I know it's pedantic but shouldn't the title be truck crash kills seven?

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34 minutes ago, cardinalblue said:

Yes car drivers here first reaction is to swerve rather than pump the brakes to avoid swerving or fish tailing...

 

if you swerve and then the brakes, high probability of lost vehicle control and Crossing over other lanes or running into trees or power poles....

 

would had been better to hit the car ahead as both were traveling the same direction and semi would have had better chance of control (breaking) and avoided oncoming traffic...

Isn't that what ABS is for? 

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May they RIP.
yet, this event is accepted as a matter-of-course of life whereas other events, sad as they may be, are becoming a media circus.

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We passed a pick up yesterday near Chiang Rai with at least 20 people standing in the back and god knows how many in the cab. A disaster waiting to happen if ever there was. 

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2 hours ago, trainman34014 said:

Seen it so many times, even close to home, they always swerve and never brake straight, which causes unnecessary loss of innocent lives .

Thai people do nit know what brake are for the same as wing mirrors think they are for show

 

2 hours ago, trainman34014 said:

Seen it so many times, even close to home, they always swerve and never brake straight, which causes unnecessary loss of innocent lives .

 

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1 hour ago, cardinalblue said:

Yes car drivers here first reaction is to swerve rather than pump the brakes to avoid swerving or fish tailing...

 

if you swerve and then the brakes, high probability of lost vehicle control and Crossing over other lanes or running into trees or power poles....

 

would had been better to hit the car ahead as both were traveling the same direction and semi would have had better chance of control (breaking) and avoided oncoming traffic...

Please don't p[ump the brakes. Just brake as hard as you can.

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The entire world is focused on the football team and their coach, rightfully so, but daily slaughter of innocent lives far exceeds those missing in the caves. And it continues.

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