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Two Thais injured as Brit makes "sudden U-turn"

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1 minute ago, steve73 said:

Anyone riding a motorcycle in Thailand should ride at a safe enough speed to avoid ANYTHING unexpected.

 

Whether it be the car you are about to overtake making an unexpected U-turn right in front of you, or pulling out from a side junction right in front of you. (Either of which could have happened here).

...Or even a suicidal soi dog deciding to run straight in front of you.

 

Any of which could cause the motorcyclist to hit it or fall off, and the motorcyclist will usually come off badly.

 

Excessive speed, lack of attention due to playing on a phone, or poorly maintained brakes,  will all make the situation worse.

 

It matters little who had the legal right when you are fatally injured... As a motorcyclist you are usually going to come off worse, and you should ride accordingly. 

RE - Anyone riding a motorcycle in Thailand should ride at a safe enough speed to avoid ANYTHING unexpected.

 

You should always expect on a general basis that the unexpected can happen - especially in Thailand ...

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8 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...

But still better than most Thais 

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You'll never get the real truth of who is to blame but I guarantee you it won't be the bike rider.

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Too early to tell ,Indicator light on /not  ,   brake lights on /not  position of car on the road relating to U turn.

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Two Thais injured as Brit makes "sudden U-turn"
 
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Picture: The Pattaya News
 
Police were called to an accident in Thepprasit Road, Pattaya just after midnight on Sunday when two Thais on a motorbike hit a car driven by a British man.
 
Pol Lt Aris Phuangsawai and Sawang Boriboon rescue personnel were on the scene and found a Honda City with Chonburi plates stopped in the middle of the road. It had damage to the right rear side.
 
The driver was named as 34 year old Samuel Matthew Stonard.
 
On the tarmac was a Yamaha Spark with an Ayuthaya plate and two people, a man and a woman.
 
They were named as Chalermphon Pongketrakarn, 35, and Khamyat Dechabun, 44.
 
After being given first aid at the scene they were taken to Bang Lamung Hospital.
 
Chalermphon said he was heading for Sukhumvit Road when the car made a sudden and unexpected U-turn. He was unable to brake in time and hit the rear right side at speed.
 
Source: The Pattaya News
 
 
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Not nonsence at all that is not proof at all as I said the bike was still in the wrong hitting the car, overtaking is always a risk so in the wrong there is too possibly speeding, not taking care, too near to the vehicle in front.

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Likely the motorcycle was illegally to the side of the car and not behind the car as it should have been.   I don't know how many times we have come close to hitting motorcycles when we are making legal, normal left turns and u-turns, 'sudden' or otherwise.  It's difficult to hit the side of a car when it makes a turn if you are properly in the lane behind the car.

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60 road deaths a day here in Thailand and 86% of them are from motorbike.

I rode here 13 yrs without a scratch until Oct 26 when 59 yo thai lady pulled out in front of me.

I am out of pocket 550,000 bhat after 2 surgeries.

Police put her at fault.

I told her I would take 50% and call it a day.

of course she says NO MONEY.

I told her give me at least 3000 a month, she said no money.

Police yelled at her YOU CAUSED THIS ACCIDENT, you better FIGURE OUT WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO DO,  if you go to court and tell judge no money...,, you are going to jail.

Waiting for the court date

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Ah ha - so the Brit has been living there for a while and now completely immersed in Thai 'driving culture'? 🤔

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This just happened to me today. Minivan driver making an illegal U-turn. I stopped just in time, but came off the bike. Minivan driver scampered away like spineless coward, as is usual.

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The problem is Thai design of roads....every U turn is sudden - everything thing here is solved by having U turns b/c they cost no money....

 

the driver probably did judge the speed of the bike coming his direction incorrectly...

 

these accidents are caused by poor design...why not a round about or proper signaled turn lanes?

 

engineering controls over judgement calls every time need to be implemented....

 

huge problem in CM on busy roads where cars are allowed up to 90 km/h running parallel to each other and the only way to head back are u-turns...

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Speed kills

Over 0.05 kills

Doing unsafe U-turns kills

Heard it all before so take your pick!

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Seen many a motorcycle at night without a working headlight ,tail lamp and sometimes no lights at all and this might explain why the guy did a u turn as he saw nothing in his mirrors?

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I wasn't there to witness the accident, nor do I know anyone that was. Most likely the reporter was not a witness and is relying on second or third hand information. What seems obvious, is often not fact. The experts abound who seem to have some magical power to assign cause, blame and punishment.

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