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BANGKOK 20 February 2019 11:49
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Video: Last moments of motorcyclist as 18 wheeler flees the scene

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44 minutes ago, darksidedog said:

One quick look in his mirrors would have alerted him, but many drivers here seem to have no clue what they are there for

Everyone knows that mirrors are only to be used when squeezing those annoying zits ...

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44 minutes ago, Just Weird said:

The idiot in this case was the motorcyclist trying to overtake on the left.

 

I would't call anyone involved in this accident an idiot.    It's simple a tragic accident.     The motorbike should have wisely not been to the side of the truck during the curve but it wasn't illegal.     The truck did come into the bike lane a bit but not severely.

 

The just became a sad part of the reality in Thailand.

 

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1 hour ago, keith101 said:

Just saw the video of the bike trying to overtake the truck on the inside which was a major cause of this accident .

As much as I feel for the loss of life but it's thoughtless Thai bike riding at it's worst.

With the slightest feel for traffic/risks you would know that the truck driver might not be able to see you in the curve. A breathtaking maneuver gone wrong.

Similar accidents happen over and over again in German cities.

Just replace motorbike with bicycle.

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A lot of these trucks have barriers running along the sides to prevent cars ,and motorbikes, I presume, from going in under them?

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2 hours ago, Just Weird said:

Come on, the bike was not in a legitimate position.  It was on the hard shoulder and that is not a legitimate traffic lane.  When he was hit the lorry was not cutting the corner, it was still on the correct side of the white line marking the hard shoulder, the trailer did cross the white line fractionally but that was after the bike rider had caused itself to be run over.

 

One quick look and one thought by the daft rider would have  averted this.

While I agree the trailer fractionally cut the white line of the 'hard shoulder' as you describe it - which looks very narrow- I was under the impression that lane is also for 'slow moving vehicles' as well as motorcycles?

It always seems a vague definition, as in reality it is also used for breakdowns, vendors selling food and miscellaneous items.

I'm sure someone will be able to explain the official designation of that lane.

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2 hours ago, z42 said:

This donkey behind the wheel wasn't trying to flee, only took him 3km to stop.

Serious question, but is hit and run even a crime here?

 

RIP to the victim even if his driving certainly contributed to the outcome

Also, as someone else points out, most trucks have blind spots, which many don't seem to know/care about. Then again, who knows, this being Thailand. 

 

RIP to the motorcyclist.

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In the UK this kind of riding or driving is known as undertaking for obvious reasons....!!!

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Why is the "moment of truth" blurred out?  Most Thai videos and even news stories on TV are much more visually explicit than this. Is this a new trend in Thai censorship?

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3 hours ago, keith101 said:

Was the truck overtaking the motor bike or did the bike try to cut up the inside of the truck as so many do ?

Just saw the video of the bike trying to overtake the truck on the inside which was a major cause of this accident .

If you see the dashcam film you will see the motor cyclist was riding on on the hard shoulder , the big lorry was overtaking cutting the corner onto the hard shoulder and collided with the motorcycle . 

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