Jump to content
BANGKOK 23 January 2019 20:47
webfact

Two Hungarians killed in Bangkok motorcycle-van crash

Recommended Posts

Two Hungarians killed in Bangkok motorcycle-van crash

By The Nation

 

7e9c7e7d8d3f92e34602473b31e17a9a-sld.jpe

 

Two Hungarian motorcyclists were killed when their big bike hit a van on a Bangkok road, and also severely injuring a Japanese man late on Monday night, police said.
 

The Lumpini police station was alerted at 10.30pm of the accident in front of Soi Mahad Lek Luang 2 off Ratchadamri Road in Lumpini district near the BTS Ratchadamri station.

 

Police said the BMW S1000XR motorcycle hit the left side of a Toyota van, causing it to flip onto its right side. The motorcycle pierced through the side into the passenger room of the van.

 

The body of motorcyclist Adam Balogh, 30, was found on top of two severely injured men inside the van. The two other men were identified as Krisztian Bodrogi, 35, and Tatsuro Takaoka, 36. The two injured were rushed to Chulalongkorn Hospital.

 

Police said Bodrogi died later at the hospital.

 

The van driver, Permsak Yainoi, 57, said he was driving the Japanese man back to his residence on the soi when the speeding bike with a driver and a pillion rider hit him.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30361826

 
thenation_logo.jpg
-- © Copyright The Nation 2019-01-08

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

the bike must have been moving fast to do that to a van! i wonder if they were tourists or residents?

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

There is a U-turn point directly opposite Soi Mahad Lek Luang 2, so probably the motorcyclists were heading down towards Silom and the van cut across their side of the road to get into the soi directly opposite the u-turn point.   

Edited by GarryP
  • Thanks 1
  • Confused 1
  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

More carnage caused by reckless farangs. I am glad no thais were killed this time.

  • Haha 1
  • Confused 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
38 minutes ago, Pete1980 said:

More carnage caused by reckless farangs. I am glad no thais were killed this time.

How do you know? Read Garyp above and you might be a tiny tiny bit unsure who to blame. 

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, taichiplanet said:

the bike must have been moving fast to do that to a van! i wonder if they were tourists or residents?

Cause the vans brakes could have failed and it stopped quickly causing the bike to hit it !

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

Another report in Thai news says that the van wanted to do a right turn into the Soi.

Bike crashed into the left side.

So likely overlooked the motorbike.

10:30 PM and seemingly excessive speed of the big bike.

Rarely there is only one responsible in such accidents.

The report says that the Hungarians were working for Agoda in Thailand.

 

The scene in the van must have been quite gruesome.

One body torn apart.

 

 

Edited by KhunBENQ
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sounds like Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible, but the difference is they were on “suicide mission” possible. 

  • Haha 1
  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Lemonltr said:

How do you know? Read Garyp above and you might be a tiny tiny bit unsure who to blame. 

Are you insane 

Big bike high speed 

Easy to see who to blame 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They hit the side of the van head on. The only way to do that on that stretch of the road is if the minivan cut across the bike. Either 1) the bike shot out of Soi Mahad Lek Luang 2 and hit the van as it was going down Rajadamri (exceedingly unlikely as the van was supposed to be heading to that same soi and the rider would have seen he was coming up to a junction and slowed down), 2) the bike shot out of the U-turn and hit the van as it was going down Rajadamri (the bike would unlikely have had the speed to cause that much damage in this scenario and the van would have been turning left into the soi at that point), OR 3) the van, heading in the direction of the Police Hospital, went into the u-turn and turned left towards the soi cutting directly in front of the speeding motorcycle which was heading towards the Silom-Rama IV junction. The damage on the van and the location of the van make this scenario the likeliest. Perhaps the van driver did not see the motorcycle heading towards him or misjudged the bike's speed and cut across the three inbound lanes to get into the soi cutting off the bike.  As far as the bikers are concerned it really doesn't matter anyway.  

 

Sad for everyone involved but as we all know, it is common here.   

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
20 hours ago, Pete1980 said:

More carnage caused by reckless farangs. I am glad no thais were killed this time.

Love your irony or is it just idiocy - we don't know ...

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

another u turn another accident!

most probably as usual, van driver didnt check the road before the u turn but cannot speculate of course.

RIP for the riders and hope japanese guy gets well soon.

Edited by Galactus

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

Sponsors
×