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Optician decapitated as "brake failure" Bangkok bus mounts the footpath

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20 hours ago, Denim said:

If the bus had manual transmission could he not have forced it into a lower gear to reduce speed plus apply the handbrake and sound the horn as warning ? Maybe drift the bus into the cement barrier on the side of the bridge to also slow it down.

 

Probably too many things to think of.

Nah... it takes driver training/knowledge/experience something no Thai drivers have !!

Rest in peace young lady.

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This country GDP is $1.323 trillion USD but look those buses in Bangkok are like ancient crap also pollute the street . Shame can’t effort provide better bus services. Amazing Thailand!!

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brakes again! wonder if they really check such claims after accidents bc easy to notice if the vehicle has brake problems or not.

or do they check these busses if they are maintaining them on time with proper parts?

of course nope.

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On 3/7/2019 at 11:16 AM, shady86 said:

Checking and replacing brakes are costlier than human lives here...

And training drivers

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On 3/7/2019 at 9:43 AM, webfact said:

Her face been ripped off in the impact and her skull had separated from the neck. 

 

There was further brain and bloodstains on the sidewalk and splattered over fruit for sale in a shop at the market. 

 

Her left leg was broken. The only ID on the victim was a card indicating that she lived at Lumpini Condominium Happyland. 

 

Happyland? Sounds like a horror movie theme park. 

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On 3/7/2019 at 10:11 AM, Denim said:

If the bus had manual transmission could he not have forced it into a lower gear to reduce speed plus apply the handbrake and sound the horn as warning ? Maybe drift the bus into the cement barrier on the side of the bridge to also slow it down.

 

Probably too many things to think of.

Agreed. Even with an automatic transmission shifting into low gear would have slowed the bus even as it destroyed the transmission.

 

He had multiple possible ways to avoid this needless death but took none of them; he was simply unaware of what he was doing. He probably pisses on the floor next to the toilet on most days too. 

 

But, as seems evident to all observers, brake failure probably had nothing to do with it. Driver failure instead. 

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On ‎3‎/‎7‎/‎2019 at 10:14 AM, SammyT said:

I struggle to see the point in outlining every single injury in graphic detail just for the benefit of the reader. Most newspapers with any decorum would just say "the victim suffered significant and unsurvivable injuries" or similar. We probably don't need to know that her face was ripped off her skull.

You blast the paper for it's reporting but it's ok for you to repeat exactly the same thing that you're complaining about?   Perfect Thaivisa member's hypocricy.

Edited by Just Weird

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what about the "emergency" or "parking brake" does anyone ever try it or how about jamming the auto tranny in low or perhaps brake failure was not the real reason....

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We talk about death here like a joke, there is only one thing to make you smile and it is the utter contempt transport operators show this country and its passengers, if the brakes failed!!!  how can the poor driver be charged with death by negligent driving, it his his company who should get there collars felt, does anydody know if the Bus carried on working after the notmal photo shoot ???

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It is pretty much impossible for the accident to have happened as the driver described it!

 

The bridge over the Khlong Saen Seb is about 100 meters from the end of Soi 125.  The bridge itself is not that steep, maybe 1.5 or 2 meters high over a length of about 50 meters.  If he had noticed the brakes failing then, ANY IDIOT could have stopped accelerating and downshifted to a stop long before reaching the poor victim. 

 

He was obviously speeding and paying no attention to crowds, the traffic or the condition of his bus.

Edited by otherstuff1957

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I hang out at "Happyland" almost daily. If I missed the last boat of the day, I would have gone by this junction to catch a bus. Soi 125 is very close to the right arm of the T, the area is always congested especially at that time of the day 730pm. Unfortunately while waiting for the light to turn green, that span of the street from the center of the junction to soi 125, a spitting distance of less than 50m, would have been emptied of vehicles and when the light changed I guess the driver just gunned on the gas as he was making the right turn.

 

The rather low and very short khlong bridge - more like a hump - and the bts building site/ perennial war zone at the Lamsalee intersection on the other side of the bridge have nothing to do with it. The age of the bus (and possibly that of the bus driver) is more of the culprit here. Silver lining is that there was only one casualty, however horrifically fatal it happened. 

 

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On 3/7/2019 at 10:11 AM, Denim said:

If the bus had manual transmission could he not have forced it into a lower gear to reduce speed plus apply the handbrake and sound the horn as warning ? Maybe drift the bus into the cement barrier on the side of the bridge to also slow it down.

 

Probably too many things to think of.

its never brake failure, its red light jumping

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