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BANGKOK 19 March 2019 10:37
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Video: Last moments of motorcyclist as 18 wheeler flees the scene

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14 hours ago, chang1 said:

I have only manoeuvred large lorries and not driven anything larger than 7.5 tonnes on the road but that is plenty enough to understand how difficult it is to watch out for all dangers while moving at speed around a corner and joining another road. 

At the start of the corner the driver may have seen the bike but due to the distance would have trouble judging his speed so not realized the rider would be so stupid as to try undertaking him. The driver then has to concentrate on going around the bend while looking for a safe way to join the other road so would not have much time to see if any fools are undertaking or even overtaking a very large vehicle on a narrow bend even if they are not in a blind spot.  

I still have not seen any evidence that the Thai highway code says it is OK for a bike to undertake a lorry on a bend using the hard shoulder (although it would not surprise me).

You and Kkr need to understand you cannot compare car driving to what this lorry driver has to do.

I know we all love to have a go at the standard of Thai driving but I find truck drivers are the best drivers in Thailand. Obviously the bar is pretty low to begin with and there are many who are dangerous. 

Fair comment.

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3 hours ago, richard_smith237 said:

motorcyclist was riding steadily in the m/c lane

Its not a m/c lane.

This area is called the breakdown lane.

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13 hours ago, Tchooptip said:

I am sorry sir, it has nothing to do with any spray by the police since  it is a screenshot I have done in the video and so, yes  the white line at the back is clearly the line of the lane not respected by the lorry, the arrow I made myself to show the lorry is clearly not respecting the line, so no offence but I think you misunderstood, I answered  the sentence "The truckdriver kept his line perfectly" I did not write it but quoted it:smile: with the picture to show it was wrong. 

Thank you for your explanation and the photo which I still find very interesting. Have a nice day.

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Some real long jail time needed for this lunatic driver !!!

Fleeing the scene is a despicable act of cowardice!

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If you look the Black n White curbs to the driver right as he filters in, generally tighten up so hes not holding a bad line for such a situation, plus its doubtful the Bikers not local and knows that curvy, whats the Police verdict, over the phantom expert Truckies here.?. They are the best judges, and not as bad as made out imo.

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Bike riders fault, 100%. Add a dash of stupidity, unawareness and an inability to think critically and you got one dead idiot.

 

Looks to me like the front of the truck didn't cross over into the side road but the rear wheels were slightly there. That's the way trucks turn, it's mechanics.

 

It also appears that the bike rider had no idea what was going on. Had he been aware he had all kinds of room and time to head into the grass where he may have been able to stay on his wheels. Even if he went down he would have been on grass so very little chance of anything happening there.

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18 hours ago, sammieuk1 said:

The fastest first responder to leg it in history no hope is there🤔

The guy you're so critical of is the one who noticed that the truck driver was leaving the scene and gave chase. It's a fair assumption the he was the one who made the citizen's arrest.

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4 minutes ago, Moonlover said:

The guy you're so critical of is the one who noticed that the truck driver was leaving the scene and gave chase. It's a fair assumption the he was the one who made the citizen's arrest.

did a better job than a uniformed coppa he did

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As an experienced motorcyclist and LGV Class One driver, the motorcyclist was at fault and may well have been in the blind spot of the driver. He might not of been aware of hitting the motorcyclist or running over him as it could just feel like "bumps in the road", but if he was aware then he has no excuse whatsover in not stopping.

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On 12/15/2018 at 1:38 PM, CanuckThai said:

The video clearly shows the truck encroaching (over the white line) into the shoulder.  Motorcyclist didn't have much of a chance...

BARELY encroaching over the white line - probably the truck driver didn't even know he had hit the motorcyclist, sadly. I think the motorcyclist should have show far more street smarts and NOT try to continue underpassing the truck in that situation. At the beginning of the video the motorcyclist was only just at the rear side of the truck and should have backed off to let the truck negotiate the bend. Having ridden motorcycles for more than 50 years you realise that even if you are right, in the eyes of the law, generally a crash is going to be to your physical detriment! Don't push your luck!

 

R.I.P & condolences to family and friends.

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13 hours ago, MaxYakov said:
On 12/15/2018 at 11:09 AM, VYCM said:

See this all too often, truck driver is indicating that he is turning left and motorbike undertakes.

In Australia trucks have right of way when turning left, it is against the law to overtake turning vehicles.

 

I'm amazed there is not a lot more deaths here like this.

 

I would hate to drive a heavy vehicle in Thailand, these riders dont respect their own life.

What an idiot. 

In Australia is it legal to even operate your motor vehicle on the shoulder and any conditions except an emergency situation? In Thailand, land of the "motorcycle disease", many motorcyclists operate their vehicles routinely as if they are in an emergency situation (until it becomes a real one).

No, this is illegal.

This area where the motorbike is riding is the Breakdown lane.

You cannot travel in the breakdown lane.

 

BTW, there have been a lot of comments regarding the truck driver’s blind spot/not looking for the motorbike.

The truck driver is making a left turn and looking to merge onto another street, he is not looking for fools up the inside.

The trucks trailer naturally follows a path where the radius is much tighter, yes it merges into the breakdown lane, the motorcyclist was a fool to get in the path of a turning vehicle of that length.

 

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On ‎12‎/‎15‎/‎2018 at 10:58 AM, Nong Khai Man said:

LOOK AGAIN.....The Motorcyclist was in the correct position,It was the CLOWN Driving the truck ( Cutting the Corner ) who was at Fault....

He was riding on the hard shoulder, the very place he should not have been riding!

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9 hours ago, SS1 said:

Well the police has been known to fine riders for not keeping to the left, so can't really blame the rider who is just following the "rules". Of course not a smart thing to do from a rider point of view, but I wouldn't call him an idiot. 

I was referring to him as "an idiot" in response to a poster who was calling the lorry driver an idiot when he was actually driving in his correct lane.

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9 hours ago, SS1 said:

Well the police has been known to fine riders for not keeping to the left, so can't really blame the rider who is just following the "rules". Of course not a smart thing to do from a rider point of view, but I wouldn't call him an idiot. 

I don't see a problem with keeping to the left and riding on the shoulder and if the lorry was overtaking the bike he would clearly be at fault. Can you show us where it says it is OK to undertake on a bend as in this case? If not he was an idiot, you even say it was not a smart thing to do. Idiot may be a bit strong but does emphasize the severity of his misjudgment.

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