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BANGKOK 22 March 2019 13:08
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Two Thais injured as Brit makes "sudden U-turn"

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1 hour ago, Sir Dude said:

I'd like to know if both the Brit and the Thai had licenses, tax, insurance, not drunk/no drugs etc. and if either are a fail on this front then they are at fault as they shouldn't have even been on the road in the first place. If both flunk it on this issue then toss them both in the slammer.

I agree with you - except with the slammer - let them pay and if they cannot slammer but not more than a month.

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28 minutes ago, mercman24 said:

i was in Bangkok Bank Friday and a clown parked smack on the zebra crossing, on second road Jomtien put his hazards on and then went shopping, gone for ages, 

Well this is wholly irrelevant to anything we're talking about. It's not a story about poor parking

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3 hours ago, SammyT said:

Good to see the farang defenders warming up on here. 

 

Hate to break it to you all, but westerners can and do drive badly as well...

Well..

 

3 hours ago, SammyT said:

Great story, but it also stands to reason you'll see more poor thai driving than poor western driving given westerners only make up a fraction of the population. 

 

Ultimately the guy has u-turned into oncoming traffic and has been ploughed into by a car that had right of way. I know who I would pick to be at fault. 

 

 

..As the OP says :

"He was unable to brake in time and hit the rear right side at speed".

It seems to me that the motorbike was following the car too closely.

I wonder if there's a rule about it.

 

 

 

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Unexpected means that he was too close and didn't see the manoeuvre in time.
Without other evidence insurance companies will blame the driver/rider going into the vehicle in front.

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Unexpected means that he was too close and didn't see the manoeuvre in time.
Without other evidence insurance companies will blame the driver/rider going into the vehicle in front.

Not strictly true. Many other posters also mentioned that the biker was following too closely which is also not necessarily true.

For all we know, the car might have been travelling in the left lane and the bike in the right lane. I have seen many occasions where a driver would cut across two lanes to make a right turn / u-turn without properly checking their side mirror.


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1 hour ago, Moonlover said:

Rubbish. Take another look and put your specs on. The damage is to the rear RHS, exactly as reported.

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it just makes the case even stronger that the Brit pulled across in front of the bike

 

and looking at the car it seems he almost had completed the U-turn as he is almost facing the opposite direction near the center of the road, looks like he started this maneuver from the far left side of the road

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7 minutes ago, Gweiloman said:


Not strictly true. Many other posters also mentioned that the biker was following too closely which is also not necessarily true.

For all we know, the car might have been travelling in the left lane and the bike in the right lane. I have seen many occasions where a driver would cut across two lanes to make a right turn / u-turn without properly checking their side mirror.


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exactly

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4 hours ago, sweatalot said:

I would not be surprised if he was not prepared for anything that would need his attention while driving.

That doesn't hold water, many seem to drive without any consideration or concern about what might happen due to not being focused. Their minds do not work that way. Many ride with a toddler balanced or standing before them , while text messaging or looking elsewhere.

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It is illegal to do a u turn other than at a designated u turn locations. Many accidents have been caused due to persons including Thai not being aware of this . Yes it’s never enforced unless there is a accident and then the insurance will point out the error .

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33 minutes ago, smedly said:

it just makes the case even stronger that the Brit pulled across in front of the bike

 

and looking at the car it seems he almost had completed the U-turn as he is almost facing the opposite direction near the center of the road, looks like he started this maneuver from the far left side of the road

crude sketch but says a lot

 

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