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Elderly Benz driver charged for fatal expressway wreck

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Elderly Benz driver charged for fatal expressway wreck

By Asaree Thaitrakulpanich, Staff Reporter

 

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Surang Supornsuk talks to police Tuesday night at the Rattanathibet Police Station in Nonthaburi city.

 

NONTHABURI — An elderly woman who crashed into a disabled truck and sent two men plummeting their deaths has been charged with fatal reckless driving.

 

Surang Supornsuk, 72, was also charged Tuesday night with destroying government property after she plowed her Mercedes-Benz into a furniture delivery truck on the Si Rat Expressway near Wat Bua Kwan on Tuesday in northern metro Bangkok. Woothichai Suracha and Caris Waraklan, 32 and 22 respectively, died after falling from the elevated roadway.

 

Full Story: http://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/crimecourtscalamity/crime-crime/2018/12/12/elderly-benz-driver-charged-for-fatal-expressway-wreck/

 
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Negligence,hmm, was the mechanic anything to do with it being broken down there.?


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1 hour ago, scorecard said:

I wonder if this is a case of, all the 'real' lanes have a lot of traffic so progress is a little slow, but wait the 'extra' lane on the left seems empty so let's just push the pedal down and race into that lane and it's all sweet, just go go go (and perhaps also keep talking on the phone because you have to talk to your friend, it would be rude to say 'sorry i'm driving').

 

And anticipation that there may be some blockage, some traffic further down the left lane is just not in the thinking, in other words anticipation is not part of the continuous analysis of what's happening, too serious, gives you a headache.

 

Further she (and most other local drivers) don't even know that the purpose of the additional / extra left lane, especially on overheard freeways, is for emergency access, after all it's normal for ambulances to wait for the expensive cars to proceed. You buy your license what else do you need to know. 

 

And as this unfolds she perhaps notes that the far left white line in unbroken whereas the other lines between the lanes are broken but she just assumes (if she gives it any thought) it's unbroken because that way it looks more professional or perhaps more beautiful. 

 

 

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Funny that theres hundreds if worse accidents where old uninsured Farm Truck kills Granny and the 2Kids in the Sidecar thing. Never gets a mention, you cant beat a bit of  Hi So, Benz Clikbait to fire up the TV  Fan Room Lefties.

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That will amount to a couple of small fines that won't be paid because those who drive Benz are 'special' and will be treated as such.

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