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Pedestrian catapulted over taxi - lands on back window but lives

 

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Sanook published a picture of the aftermath of an accident yesterday morning when a Bangkok taxi hit a pedestrian in Muang district of Pathum Thani north west of Bangkok. 

 

The victim was crossing and was hit by the taxi that had come down from a bridge near the entrance to Nakharin Anusorn school on Route 345. 

 

Fifty nine year old Samart Chatsanguanchai was covered in blood and appeared to have broken his right arm and right leg - but he was alive and was taken by the Poh Teck Tung foundation to nearby Krung Siam St Carlos hospital. 

 

Taxi driver Sa-art, 50, from Nonthaburi said that he was taking a passenger from bang Bua Thong to Rangsit. The man ran out in front of him and he could not brake in time.

 

The man was catapulted over the vehicle from the left side and landed on the back window.

 

Sa-art immediately called police and the rescue services. 

 

Witnesses corroborated his story. 

 

But he will still be charged with negligent driving, said Muang Pathum Thani police. 

 

Source: Sanook

 

 

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5 minutes ago, webfact said:

Fifty nine year old Samart Chatsanguanchai

wow he is in good shape for 59.

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6 minutes ago, webfact said:

The man ran out in front of him and he could not brake in time.

 

6 minutes ago, webfact said:

Witnesses corroborated his story. 

 

But he will still be charged with negligent driving, said Muang Pathum Thani police.

This is a first for me...

It seems like the cars or vehicles always have the right of way in Thailand.

I have been nearly run over crossing streets, even legitimate crosswalks in Thailand.

Drivers have no respect for pedestrians, the rule seems to be: The bigger vehicle always gets right of way. 

The driver was probably going too fast in the first place.

Hope the man makes a full recovery....

 

 

 

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wow he is in good shape for 59.

 

Perhaps you are comparing him to the typical 59 year old 'farang' that you see in Thailand.

 

Some of us farangs of the same age (I'm 59) look very similar in body composition to that lucky/unlucky guy 🙂

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maybe driver was multitasking.... yesterday's driver multitask for hours and no problem, this one was not as lucky

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21 minutes ago, simon43 said:

 

 

 

Perhaps you are comparing him to the typical 59 year old 'farang' that you see in Thailand.

 

Some of us farangs of the same age (I'm 59) look very similar in body composition to that lucky/unlucky guy 🙂

Yes for many staying in shape is not high on their list of important things to do. That said, its a personal choice I don't blame them its easier to not stay in shape.

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This is quite rare, a taxi stopping to pick up a fare.

Did he leave the meter running while waiting for the cops

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