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Video: New Zealander collides with Thai motorcyclist going the wrong way on bridge in Rayong

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Of course the motorcyclist is at fault. However, a western court/insurance company would assess the fault as 90% motorcyclist and 10% motorist in terms of any insurance payout (e.g. the motorist would have 10% deducted from any insurance or civil payout).

 

The motorcyclist was on the wrong side of the road and had no light. The motorist was cruising in the right hand lane (e.g. not just using it for overtaking) and observations/reactions were slow.

 

 

 

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8 hours ago, Lowryderen said:

So the family will not pursue it further... Right! But the NZ should! What about damages to his car, and the psychological factor of having killed someone, even if it's not his fault in any way.. The family should be happy if the NZ don't pursue it further! Sad for them to have lost a family member, but it was to his own stupidity. *If* the motorbike had insurance, it should take care of it, but if not (and thats not unlikely) the family should pay up. Good luck with that though!

 

Why should the family pay?  Which members of his family?

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8 hours ago, Lowryderen said:

So the family will not pursue it further... Right! But the NZ should! 

What the NZ can do against a death man? Bring him to court?

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3 hours ago, wgdanson said:

Nobody has suggested yet that the motorcyclist WANTED to crash. Now I have, but we'll never know, unless the BIB go interview his family and ask what his state of mind was. And of course, do a blood test for drugs/booze on his body.

I'll tell you what I have noticed after many years of riding bikes here. Bikes often ride on the wrong side of the road and on-comers usually see them and give them space. It is so commonly done, no one tends to get upset. It upsets foreigners much more than Thais, that's for sure. It used to really p** me off, having to make way for people on the wrong side of the road, but now I've adopted a Thai attitude toward it.

 

Perhaps the Thai motorcyclist expected that the Kiwi would have seen him and moved over, much as a Thai driver would have. He certainly had lots of space on the road. He didn't count on the Kiwi sleeping at the wheel.

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"Thai Rath said that he was trying to save time by going the wrong way."

  I wonder how they came by that piece of information?

 Of the constant instances of this behaviour I see daily ...one thing does Not jump out at me....that they are doing this to save time....I'm sorry to say it bur it appears to me to be pure and simple "lazyness"

    All the same....may the deceased R.I.P. 

 

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4 hours ago, transam said:

But the Kiwi was not you, ..If Mrs.Trans was driving the Kiwi truck the biker would have landed in Lao.....Get a grip man...

It's really you who needs to get a grip. You get distressed when someone doesn't agree with you and start threatening to pull forum support on that member. Maybe you're past getting a grip as you've totally lost the plot.

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4 hours ago, Sakeopete said:

Driving/riding in Thailand is exciting like being in a Hollywood movie. TAT should advertise it as a tourist attraction. Call it the Mad Max film experience Thai style you can pretend to be Mel Gibson.

The upside you dont have to pretend to be Mel Gibson loads of rambling drunks here.

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2 hours ago, ToddinChonburi said:

Oh don't worry the Thai family will soon be at the police station expecting compensation for the dead idiot.  story coming soon.

Should we guess 500,000 baht as a starting point.

Well they can always try, can't they?

 

Driving against traffic is the ultimate proof that the police is not in control on the roads. I bet every westerner can't believe what he's seeing in Thailands traffic.

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3 hours ago, Tongjaw said:

If you believe the kiwi had time to see the small motorbike then surely the motorbike had the time to see the larger vehicle and take evasive action for his stupidity.  He didn’t even attempt to pull over to miss the Kiwi. Usually the idiot motorbike drivers drive on the left hand side the wrong way so maybe the kiwi thought he was safe enough on the right lane. 

So what's your point? Anything the Thai did or didn't do doesn't change the fact that the Kiwi had some time to react and possibly avoid the collision. By the looks of it, he didn't even try. Maybe he was playing a game of chicken - who's going to move over first.

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18 minutes ago, tropo said:

I'll tell you what I have noticed after many years of riding bikes here. Bikes often ride on the wrong side of the road and on-comers usually see them and give them space. It is so commonly done, no one tends to get upset. It upsets foreigners much more than Thais, that's for sure. It used to really p** me off, having to make way for people on the wrong side of the road, but now I've adopted a Thai attitude toward it.

 

Perhaps the Thai motorcyclist expected that the Kiwi would have seen him and moved over, much as a Thai driver would have. He certainly had lots of space on the road. He didn't count on the Kiwi sleeping at the wheel.

He took far too much for granted if you are correct, especially as his life was at stake

He wont make the same mistake again

 

 

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Two accidents,first 80 yr old Thai man on a 3 wheel trash motorcycle came out of side street and farang killed him. cops said no problem. 3 months later,called him to the station he paid family and I guess the cops  300,000 B.      #2   Mate  was hit by a taxi driver said his fault, has excellent insurance. Hospital bill was 300,000 B. Mate in a wheel chair, cops ask him come to the station to make a report, he signed  the report, sorry no report, in Thai. Ha Ha,  it was insurance forums saying he settled for 240,000 B .  He could not walk for a year, 24/7 pain, think about that and he  had to PAY the hospital  60,000 B. Out of his pocket, Beware beware.. Dealing with Thai s  better bring a Thai !!! ..

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