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

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7 minutes ago, wgdanson said:

Stopping in this situation was impossible, but a slight change of direction on the part of one or both drivers, indicated or not, could have prevented the collision.

If you can tell for certain which direction each one was going to go. Both go right car hits the wall and the bike goes into a lane with other cars coming the other way.

Or, bike goes left and hits the wall, car goes left and we don't know what was in the lane to the left of him.

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56 minutes ago, wgdanson said:

Stopping in this situation was impossible, but a slight change of direction on the part of one or both drivers, indicated or not, could have prevented the collision.

Sad but totally self inflicted

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Until driving the wrong way/wrong direction on any road gets a 5000 baht fine and the bike/car is impounded until the fine is paid or is crushed if the fine isn't paid within X weeks then nothing will change.

I just re-read that and will make it shorter.

Nothing is going to change.

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Stupid bike rider could have pulled over.  Why did he put one foot down? Looks as though the guy in the car could have easily nudged to the left since he had already passed the slower vehicle in the center lane. 

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1 hour ago, Lupatria said:

...and here is our neighborhood suicide squad. One truck fits all:

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These guys all eat breakfast at a restaurant called 'Karma'

There's no menu.

You get what you deserve.

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One of the most dangerous habits of Thai drivers/riders here & it scares me so much that I avoid  driving at night at all costs. This idiotic behaviour is all too common & the police continue to ignore this type of incident daily .......... it will never change in my opinion as Thai's do what they want & will never fully obey the police. They even manoveure around them when ordered to stop on occasions <deleted>! At night is the worst .......... no lights & driving against  traffic is particulary scary. Again the police ignore this serious offence .......... no wonder Thailand has the worst road statistics worldwide. There just seems to be no real concern about the carnage & loss of life here .......... it's as if it's accepted as a fact of life here in Thailand. The mindset of Thai's will never be fully understood .... fact.

 

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10 hours ago, DavisH said:

I'm surprised the victim even made it to 40 years old. Like they say, there are old bikers and bold (or stupid) bikers, but not many old and bold (or stupid ones). Can believe they bike wasn't even hugging the shoulder of the road to at least reduce the chance of an accident. Darwin can chalk up another one. 

"Darwin can chalk up another one. "

Unfortunately "Darwinism",  "dishonest buzzword as it is, only applies to people who remove themselves from the gene pool. Unfortunately, the deceased, Worawut, has probably left a couple of kids, so his genes live on, so  to speak:unsure:  Sad loss for his family though and I hope the unnamed New Zealander gets over this trauma.

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Some posters cannot even read the original post correctly. DavisH, the victim, bike rider was 28 years old not 40 as you claim, the 40 year old was the NZ car driver

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I have seen this many times with people using a bike lane on the wrong side. But never on the wrong side of a highway without a bike lane. What on earth was this numskull thinking? Was there any brain activity happening prior to the accident? How did he think he could avoid an oncoming vehicle? What are his parents thinking? What can one even say? 

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10 hours ago, jossthaifarang said:

I'm not saying the bike was in the right, but the Kiwi seemed to be traveling pretty fast and could see the motorcycle for quite some time. He should have seen him coming, slowed down and moved over. Again the bike was in the wrong, but I think enough time was available for evasive action to have been taken..

 

I doubt that. He was coming up to the top of a hill. There was a car to his left. There was no bike lane. This was entirely on the bike rider. He was idiotic beyond the furthest reaches of my imagination. The biker did not even attempt to.move to the side of the road. He was in the middle of the lane of oncoming traffic! It was as if he completely turned off his brain and was on a hazardous form of autopilot, or sleep driving! What can one even say?

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13 hours ago, colinneil said:

Another life lost due to stupidity, the motorcyclist was 100% at fault.

What was he doing riding in the fast lane against oncoming traffic?

The dead mans family are not pursuing the case, it would be pointless anyway.

it would be pointless anyway".  Would it Colin? As the guy who hit the motorcyclist was a westerner, the attitude could be if he was not here, the "accident" would not have happened.

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11 hours ago, kotsak said:

One of the reasons why I can't feel relaxed even when driving on an emtpy road here. You simply don't know what the hell will run into you all of a sudden. ?

Years ago riding back home, tired in the dark, almost couldn't believe what ran out in front of me

 

A full size  elephant and a Thai guy chasing after it, didn't crash  but it was scary reminder that literally anything can happen on these roads

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10 minutes ago, spidermike007 said:

I have seen this many times with people using a bike lane on the wrong side. But never on the wrong side of a highway without a bike lane. What on earth was this numskull thinking? Was there any brain activity happening prior to the accident? How did he think he could avoid an oncoming vehicle? What are his parents thinking? What can one even say? 

My first thought, upon seeing the video, was that the motorcyclist had mistaken the dual carriageway for a single road (happens quite often), why else would he be using the outside lane rather than the nearside shoulder, which is the common practice. Then I read that he was a local, so he must have known it was a dual carriageway.

 

Now I'm wondering whether the police have considered that it may have been suicide.

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10 hours ago, jossthaifarang said:

I'm not saying the bike was in the right, but the Kiwi seemed to be traveling pretty fast and could see the motorcycle for quite some time. He should have seen him coming, slowed down and moved over. Again the bike was in the wrong, but I think enough time was available for evasive action to have been taken..

The Kiwi may have saved other lives by killing this idiot before the idiot did it again and killed some innocent person.

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2 hours ago, Spidey said:

I see zero evidence for either. May have had some of his attention diverted to the faster moving vehicle on his inside, and rightly so. Check the time, in real time, from when you clearly see the bike to moment of impact, a couple of seconds, no time to react.

 

Speed limit 90kpm, overtaken by a faster vehicle, in the outside lane, sounds and looks about right to me.

If his full attention was on the road and he wasn't speeding I wonder if this thread would even exist.?

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