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BANGKOK 25 May 2019 12:17
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Three young women from Chaiyaphum store incinerated in horror smash

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3 hours ago, Assurancetourix said:

 

He left the gas station without paying attention to the traffic coming in front of and behind him;
the little car could not avoid this big vehicle that came out under his nose.

You're making it up.

The truck was unloaded it says.

The three passengers were female, it also says.

 

Same as several other speculative responses from members. 

 

A small car ran into the back of an empty truck. 

The three occupants were female. 

All three are deceased. RIP.

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3 hours ago, happyaussie said:

No taillights or tail lights obscured by low hanging cane. 

Yes indeed. I live in "sugar cane" country and currently throughout the day and night there is a continual convoy of these lorries, many towing trailers. At night one has to be very vigilant because many have extremely poor rear warning lights - some with none at all (on the trailer) even after delivery to the factory. I have seen lorries with broken glass casings so there is no red light just a small white light - very confusing in the dark.

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4 hours ago, manicmike68 said:

low wattage or bad lenses covering them.

 

 

A real gas saver.    Sad to see their lives cut so short.

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Agree, sad and terrible waste of young lives. But as we all know by now, NOTHING will be done. Possibly some inane lip service from the inane general if you are lucky.

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I see the thai visa investigation squad already have the driver to blame.

Its unlikely the gas station was on a twisty road. How can the ladies not see unless they weren't looking?

2:45 am it's more likely the ladies were going home from a night out. 

Horrible way to go and a dreadful shame.

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At this time of year those roads are frequented by sugar cane trucks from the Nongbualamphu area so it is always wise to use caution. Local inhabitants should be aware of the hazards because some of the routes are single lane and dark at night.

What a tragic end to young lives. My condolences to the families.

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9 minutes ago, isaanjohnno said:

Many here are very quick to blame the truck driver- like as if thai women drivers are capable and good drivers.

My money goes on the piss poor driving skills of the  woman driver demonstrable all over Thailand

Yes a lot of you seem to be very quick to blame the truck driver, ... like every time !!! .... Like it makes me wonder if any of you had to have a real job, to earn a pittance of a wage !!! Flogging you Gutz out for the "MAN" for Hours over time !!! ... Just to make ends Meet.

 

... Still, yes, I have driven that bit of road just twice and YES a REALLY bad and nasty Piece of road, just one lane in either direction I think, .... so with wall to Wall sugar cane trucks, when I was there, all old, and going slow, like the farmers trucks !!! ... Long Low hills, just to slow them down more and make things even worse, .... Very frustrating, and easy to just lose it, put you foot down and try to over take in frustration, ... and just hit one of them, or one coming the other way, .... I think, even if you were not drunk and on your phone. ... 

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Inflammatory posts and the replies have been removed. 

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4 hours ago, outsider said:

Exactly! All the accident, air-crash, forensics and crime-scene investigators in TVF, together with their superpowers (especially the ability to see and judge without ever being on the site of an incident or have all the relevant info) are so quick to vilify the truck driver. Sure, Thai drivers aren't the smartest of the bunch, but not ALL commercial vehicle drivers are bad.

 

How do we know if the car wasn't speeding? The driver texting, or just distracted, while speeding? Or perhaps they were intoxicated? Who knows? And, all things being equal, even in the dead of the night with zero illumination at the back of the truck, the car would've been able to stop/avoid the truck IF IT WAS NOT SPEEDING and was going at a speed at which it was able to stop within the distance of its headlights' range (defensive driving 101). Even if the truck did pull out in front of the car without looking, the car could still have avoided the truck if it wasn't speeding. Or at least wouldn't have burst into flames. It would take very, very high speeds for the car to smash into it AND burst into flames.

 

Still tragic, no matter how we look at it, but I just think it's too premature to point the finger at any one party at this point.

cars fitted with gas in Thailand can and do catch fire without a crash of any kind

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All you judges and jurors and experts must be waiting excitedly for every new tragedy. Taking a story from any Thai media source is dodgy at the best of times , but layering it with the instant judgements some of you lot carelessly toss out makes it appalling . Half the exPats I meet in my frequent visits to Thailand are nuts anyway from living in Thailand and it's easy to understand why,  but giving a platform to some of them to cast judgment and become instant experts on everything is unadvisable. 

May those young ladies Rest In Peace .. their suffering is over , but for their families the pain of loss is beyond bearing. 

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I think he said too much....at night, how can you really judge a car’s speed behind you let alone paying attention if he was focus on the road?

 

need to really look at tail lights as well as alcohol consumption....

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6 hours ago, happyaussie said:

No taillights or tail lights obscured by low hanging cane.

Agree.

2:45 AM.

Even if they have lights they are often worse than a bicycle cat's eye.

Crazy dangerous night rides.

Even during the day the damned sugar cane transports are dangerous.

 

 

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