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Swedish tourist killed in Pattaya motorcycle crash

By The Nation

 

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A Swedish tourist was fatally injured when his motorcycle collided with another motorbike on a Pattaya road early on Wednesday, police said.

 

The Pattaya police station was alerted of the accident on Jomtien 2 road in Tambon Nong Plue in Chon Buri's Bang Lamung district at 12.30am.

 

The tourist, Tommi Nilson, 38, died on his way to hospital.

 

A witness, Nattharat Sainuch, 29, told police that the Swede sped past him, swerved right to avoid a car parked on the roadside and crashed into another motorcycle, sending him down and sliding on the road for several metres.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30350297

 
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12 minutes ago, watcharacters said:

When will they ever learn?

 

RIP.

 

But he has learned.....the hard way.had big bikes most of my life and sold my beloved ducati last year...why? Because I want to live and not be disabled are just 2 of the 100's of reasons riding in Thailand.here in my village in issan we all sold up our big bikes.now we just have pcx's.our motto is if you crash,eat rice.in other words crash in a rice field.

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2 minutes ago, happy chappie said:

But he has learned.....the hard way.had big bikes most of my life and sold my beloved ducati last year...why? Because I want to live and not be disabled are just 2 of the 100's of reasons riding in Thailand.here in my village in issan we all sold up our big bikes.now we just have pcx's.our motto is if you crash,eat rice.in other words crash in a rice field.

 

I didn't gather he was riding a big bike.

 

But I think death  or dismemberment is entirely possible on any size bike, especially in Thailand.

 

Learned or not if he has family  and friends they have my sympathy.

 

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9 minutes ago, cornishcarlos said:

 

Just as easy to die on a PCX... 

Wear a proper helmet and don't drive drunk, that's my motto ?

Yes probably a scooter is more dangerous than a big bike.i could easily out brake my pcx with my ducati at the same speed.as in health and safety at work,always look after your head,hands and feet.

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I'm staying at a resort at Hua Hin at the moment. Yesterday a French tourist comes and rents a mc from the owner, the owner only had a manual gear mc available, the French guy wanted an auto but had a test drive first on the manual. During his test drive the front of the mc was leaping up in the air as he changed gears. Anyway, he took the bike and off he went. As of this moment he hasn't returned and I hope he's OK. But....he doesn't know how to correctly drive this vehicle; being French he's used to driving on the other side of the road; being a tourist he has no experience with Thailand traffic.

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5 hours ago, happy chappie said:

But he has learned.....the hard way.had big bikes most of my life and sold my beloved ducati last year...why? Because I want to live and not be disabled are just 2 of the 100's of reasons riding in Thailand.here in my village in issan we all sold up our big bikes.now we just have pcx's.our motto is if you crash,eat rice.in other words crash in a rice field.

If the report was correct then the fact that this happened in Thailand seems irrelevant.  Most likely he was drunk and caused the accident by his own stupidity.  Having a big bike isn't going to kill you any more than a scooter will.

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6 hours ago, happy chappie said:

But he has learned.....the hard way.had big bikes most of my life and sold my beloved ducati last year...why? Because I want to live and not be disabled are just 2 of the 100's of reasons riding in Thailand.here in my village in issan we all sold up our big bikes.now we just have pcx's.our motto is if you crash,eat rice.in other words crash in a rice field.

 

Same here ! But as soon as I arrived in Thailand ! People who keep riding here because it's so important for them unfortunately (for their kids!) deserve what happens....

 

 

 

 

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6 hours ago, watcharacters said:

I didn't gather he was riding a big bike.

If you open the report you see a photo.

Assuming it's the victims ride (not sure)

I have no expertise in bikes but to me it is neither a scooter nor a big bike.

Some kind of "off road"/"trail bike"?

 

It's his bike following a report in sanook.com.

It translates as a "motocross".

He crashed into a PCX.

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8 minutes ago, KhunBENQ said:

If you open the report you see a photo.

Assuming it's the victims ride (not sure):

I have no expertise in bikes but to me it is neither a scooter nor a big bike.

Some kind of "off road"/"trail bike"?

yes looks like an 'offroad' bike with offroad tyres, those knobblies are frightening on a wet road. 

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Thrapaya (my spelling) is a favorite to "let it out" and when I hear a cyclist roaring away up from the bottom of 3rd road followed, soon after by Sirens, I think, who in the hell were they trying to impress. Mostly 28-38 year olds showing their stuff. Hoping their act was a single show.

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11 hours ago, watcharacters said:

When will they ever learn?

 

RIP.

 

I listened to Pete Seeger asking that, but 60, 70 years on, nobody seemed to have learned poo. Sad, really.

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