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Man, 82, dead after motorbike struck by BMW

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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Mr Wichai informed the police that Mr Kian cut in front of him and he was unable to avoid the collision. Photo: Thalang Police
 

An 82-year-old Thai man riding a motorbike died after he was hit by a car in Thalang yesterday (Mar 15).

 

Thalang Police were notified of the accident at 4pm.

 

Capt Ekkasak Koanwan of Thalang Police arrived at the scene, on the road from the Heroines Monument to Pa Khlok (Route 4027), with Srisoonthorn Municipality emergency responders.


Full story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/man-82-dead-after-motorbike-struck-by-bmw-70735.php#LVT6e0QW78P8UPMJ.97

 

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Posted (edited)

What has a (82 year old) motorbike rider to do on the right lane?

Wanting to reach an oncoming U-turn or right turn?

Popular behavior to swerve over without taking any care.

Edited by KhunBENQ
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I suspect the old chap does not have the funds to buy a car and doesn't have the physical capacity to get around by walking. I wouldn't be in the least bit surprised if the BMW was simply driving too fast? If you are driving carefully in a country known for having many people on scooters and bikes, you should be able to avoid most collisions. BMW's have pretty decent rear braking systems, although they can get a bit ropey when you brake in water with low tread on the tires ... says an idiot who wrote one off and nearly killed himself in the process!

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1 hour ago, KhunBENQ said:

What has a (82 year old) motorbike rider to do on the right lane?

Wanting to reach an oncoming U-turn or right turn?

Popular behavior to swerve over without taking any care.

Anyone who sees or approach an unstable or elderly person on a motorbike on roads and in their direction should drive careful and responsible and understand that dangerous situations may arise. Btw, that road was until a few years ago a delight to drive but also that is now under further reconstruction to be a Formula 1 track😩 Welcome to the tropical road and hospital island.

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3 hours ago, Felt 35 said:

Anyone who sees or approach an unstable or elderly person on a motorbike on roads and in their direction should drive careful and responsible and understand that dangerous situations may arise. Btw, that road was until a few years ago a delight to drive but also that is now under further reconstruction to be a Formula 1 track😩 Welcome to the tropical road and hospital island. 

I do not disagree, just that this is Thailand and expecting careful/responsible driving is utopian.

It's more like survival of the fittest/biggest.

Sad but true.

This country will drown in ever increasing road traffic.

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11 hours ago, AlexRich said:

I suspect the old chap does not have the funds to buy a car and doesn't have the physical capacity to get around by walking. I wouldn't be in the least bit surprised if the BMW was simply driving too fast? If you are driving carefully in a country known for having many people on scooters and bikes, you should be able to avoid most collisions. BMW's have pretty decent rear braking systems, although they can get a bit ropey when you brake in water with low tread on the tires ... says an idiot who wrote one off and nearly killed himself in the process!

Do you drive in Thailand on a regular basis?

 

Well I do and you are right if you do drive carefully you can avoid most accidents, however the traffic system is crazy, it's easier to avoid accidents when you ride a motorcycle than a car. 

Motorbikes go much faster than cars in heavy traffic. 

 

 

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The most amazing part Is he wasn't run down at 22 and been living on borrowed time ever since RIP🤔 

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A troll post and the replies have been removed. 

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Posted (edited)

Lots of stories of posh cars killing people on m/cs recently.

I'm guessing the BMW driver was going too fast.

Poor old chap, hope it was quick.

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1 hour ago, BritManToo said:

Lots of stories of posh cars killing people on m/cs recently.

I'm guessing the BMW driver was going too fast.

Poor old chap, hope it was quick.

Rather more stories of pickups and non posh cars killing people though. All boils down to the driving techniques IMHO.

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8 hours ago, Power of life yoga said:

Do you drive in Thailand on a regular basis?

 

Well I do and you are right if you do drive carefully you can avoid most accidents, however the traffic system is crazy, it's easier to avoid accidents when you ride a motorcycle than a car. 

Motorbikes go much faster than cars in heavy traffic

 

 

Motorbikes go much faster than cars in heavy traffic.... 

 

just one guy in my Village in his 80's goes out every day, his great grand kids will trot along side until the main road, even on the main road, he speeds along around 15 KPH, wobbling all over the place, another one has a very old Honda 49 cc, guess the Max speed is 20 KPH if he drove flat out.. Both Never wear helmet in the past 15 years of my living here....

 

Trying to remember can't say ever seen any of the old folk male or female wear a helmet around here.

 

Not a lot of chance at that age even being hit at a low speed

 

 

 

 

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it appears the motor bike was driving to Thai standards, as they all do this habit !

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I see from the main article via the link, that the motorcy rider was found 80m behind the stopped BMW. To me, 80m seems a long braking distance following a major incident and may be an indication of the speed?

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2 hours ago, PMZ said:

I see from the main article via the link, that the motorcy rider was found 80m behind the stopped BMW. To me, 80m seems a long braking distance following a major incident and may be an indication of the speed?

Thought about doing a runner, but changed his mind?

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