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BANGKOK 21 May 2019 07:24
malt25

I killed a Dog.

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 not your faultIts not your fault. Its not you fault. The law states no dogs are allowed to roam free unattended. You should have kept going. That is the thai way. Being a foreigner no matter how descent you think you maybe when there is an issue you are the enemy. Offer nothing and tell them to take you to court.

If it were me i would ask them for damages in return and actually process a court hearing for which it would never get that far. Dont let the police try and negotiate money for the dog owner. Ask for legal assistance if needed. They now have to supply a lawyer but police are ignorant, dont know laws so just twiddle thumbs and play ignorant. You did nothing wrong.

Ive killed many and my neighbours have killed mine. Ive never got a cent from dogs killing my dogs on my property, etc so why should this scum.

Yeh in Aus if it happened the owner would be in trouble. Makes sense but i guess thats the diference between a civilized society and a zoo.

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If the owner can prove ownership (can they?) then IMO your were right to offer some compensation. If it was refused then shake your head sadly and slowly and calmly and repeat your offer. As others says above I don't think police will be interested if you accidentally collided with a dog roaming the streets. I ran over a young dog running straight across the road after dark. A soi dog, in the middle of nowhere but where strays live and have puppies. In three years it's my only dog road death, but it's always a possibility no matter how you drive. It haunts me to this day. I hope you're OK.

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2 hours ago, smutcakes said:

Of course you do....

Of course, I don't! You got it wrong I'm not the one who is representing Thailand and it's people! I think I have a greater love for the Thailand people than the police or government. If there was a chance for a foreigner to run for office I would and I know where I would start to clean house, second, it would be dreamers like you who have their head in the sand and that is being very kind.

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If the dog is roaming on the road and you have damage to your bike, you can sue him.  Dog on a public road = owners fault; dog on owners land or right-of-way = your fault.  If it was on a public road, don't pay.

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its such a shame that thai people mange to turn every situation into money, money ,money..

they think farangs are such an easy target, with our "money trees" that make the money endlessly available..

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49 minutes ago, malt25 said:

I assume this is some sort of warped sarcasm ?  If not, I'll offer a factual description of the accident. I had just taken off from a small intersection. Both Sois minimal width, about 3 meters. As stated in the OP, I had travelled about 15 meters. The dog came scampering out of a blind driveway. The first I was aware of the dog is when contact was made. I didn't brake, no time. The bike came to a complete stop 1 1/2 meters from where the dog was laying on the road. My home is approx 100 meters from point of impact. Approx 50 meters from impact scene is another intersection, I always slow approaching this intersection as again blind, high fences- walls. Speed was in no way a factor. I'd go so far as to estimate the dog was travelling much faster than I.

I will agree with one point you make. If it were a child & not a dog, the impact would have still occurred.

Forgot something in your reply!  Dog or Child, who is watching the store or the owner of the dog allows his children to run wild as well?

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8 minutes ago, thailand49 said:

Of course, I don't! You got it wrong I'm not the one who is representing Thailand and it's people! I think I have a greater love for the Thailand people than the police or government. If there was a chance for a foreigner to run for office I would and I know where I would start to clean house, second, it would be dreamers like you who have their head in the sand and that is being very kind.

How about staying on topic guys? 

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I like dogs in general so sorry when  a dog gets run over.    I definitely hold the dog's owner responsible for negligent care.

 

I wonder if the dog became a highly rare pedigree upon its death?

 

 

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3 hours ago, malt25 said:

Thanks for most of replies so far. I haven't parted with any cash so far, just offered. I should mention that my next door neighbour who translated for me yesterday after the accident is Immigration police. His parting words as he left for work this morning.... "if anyone comes to talk to you about the dog, have them call me or come & see me tonight."  At this stage, if compensation is a MUST.. I'm thinking of offering to buy them another dog & not offering cash. I feel what they are asking is over the top even for a "good dog".  I'll keep you all posted.

If it was  a cow you would  be the one asking for  compensation ! Thai law.

What difference  a  dog? 

Your  only  responsibility  in the event was  to  prevent suffering. Dead dog. Finish of responsibility.

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Why did you pay compensation? The dog should not have been loose! I would be checking my tyres for teeth marks or nicks from its skull to make sure I was compensated. You should try to get some cash for PTSD.

Thank you anyway for removing one useless canine from the streets, pity more of them didn't go the same way on a regular basis.

What kind of bike have you got? I really would not like to whack a dog on a motorbike, lucky you never came off.

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While you're at it, there is plenty more out there that need the same treatment - that's dogs not neighbours. 

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