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Couple killed, six injured in three-vehicle pile-up in Prachin Buri

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Couple killed, six injured in three-vehicle pile-up in Prachin Buri

By The Nation

 

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A married couple were killed on Tuesday morning when their truck careered out of control on a road in Prachin Buri and crashed into a trailer truck and an SUV.

 

Police said the accident happened on highway No 304, in Moo 4 village of Na Di district’s Tambon Buppram, at 9am.

 

District chief Noppadol Ngamlua and other officials rushed to the scene to oversee the rescue operation.

 

The driver of a truck carrying palm oil died inside the vehicle, along with his wife, he said.

 

Their truck had been travelling downhill when the driver lost control and hit a trailer truck transporting vehicles in the other direction.

 

The palm-oil truck then crashed into a Toyota Fortuner SUV.

 

The trailer-truck driver, SUV driver and four passengers in the SUV were injured in the three-vehicle accident, the district chief said.

 

Six vehicles being transported on the back of the trailer-truck were also damaged.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30364391

 

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1 hour ago, seajae said:

lost control, too much speed and bugger all brakes probably, these truck driver dont engage lower gears downhill for some reason, they just ride the brakes, sorry it involved the death of his wife as well

Happened just down the road from me.

The main suspect, from the locals is sleep.

But you are right about possible brake loss.

304 is a major heavy transport hub.

 I have found in driving scoots and small vehicles along this road

 that the truck drivers are very responsible and courteous.

It is crazy bike riders without helmets, and drivers of brand new 4x4 vehicles

that speed and weave their way through long columns of traffic that cause massive breaking of all traffic.

I would not be surprised if a scoot or unskilled small vehicle driver caused the accident.

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2 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

three-vehicle pile-up

now that is a good post.

 

True to the script, a proper pile-up

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All the driving is out of control here everyone appears to wake up with intention of killing either themselves or everybody in sight 🤔  

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I wonder if the car transporter was carrying new vehicles - expensive accident for sure and the possibility of no insurance!

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Nothing new with Thai drivers losing control trying to drive a vehicle , one is just worse than the other.

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29 minutes ago, bheard said:

It"s always a tragedy when people die needlessty on the roads, but bear in mind that these two are just two of average 6 to 7 to die today. . . emoji849.png

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only 6 to 7 to die today?? 

nearer 60 to 70 per day

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How does Thailand's road death toll per miles driver versus California?

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In Thailand there are many reasons for the death toll,  with cars and trucks, bad brakes, bad driving, bad road skills, inattention, sleepness.   In Canada, the reasons are much the same, except in Winter, there are many crashes caused by drivers that never drove on slippery roads, and go speeding along right into the accident. Then the new driver, usually from some hot country will say. Oh I did not think it was slippery.   All over the world, there are idiots that drive, crash, and make life miserable for people around them. That is my take anyway.

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Some very informative comments on this accident, things I have never thought of before. 

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On 2/19/2019 at 11:51 AM, seajae said:

lost control, too much speed and bugger all brakes probably, these truck driver dont engage lower gears downhill for some reason, they just ride the brakes, sorry it involved the death of his wife as well

The reason is money. If you engage a lower gear, you will use more petrol (or gas) .........,,,simple !

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49 minutes ago, NeoDinosaw said:

The reason is money. If you engage a lower gear, you will use more petrol (or gas) .........,,,simple !

the same logic as turning off the headlights, save fuel.  

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