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Dutch motorist becomes first fatality of Kanchanaburi's 'Seven Dangerous Days'

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Dutch motorist becomes first fatality of Kanchanaburi's 'Seven Dangerous Days'

By The Nation

 

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A Dutch tourist was killed when his car hit the rear of a trailer truck in Kanchanaburi early Thursday, police said.

 

Officials said Roi Fanh Veeland (not official spelling) became the first casualty of Kanchanaburi's road-accident monitoring period during the Songkran holidays, called the “Seven Dangerous Days” of Songkran.

 

Police said the accident happened at an intersection on the Tha Muang-Kanchanaburi road in Moo 9 village in Tambon Wang Sala of Tha Muang district at 3am.

 

Police said the Dutch tourist's car hit the rear of the trailer truck that was about to clear the intersection. The impact broke his neck, legs and several ribs.

Police said Veeland entered Thailand on April 9 and he rented a house in Tambon Tha Lor in Tha Muang.

 

Police said the traffic lights at the intersection were in the warning flashing orange mode. The Dutch man was apparently driving at a fast speed and did not notice the rear of the truck.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30367535

 

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Thats a built up area. No way he was doing the speed limit

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according to what i have read, it should be the 9 deadly days a squite  a few fatals 2 days before, sorry they dont count

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20 minutes ago, mercman24 said:

according to what i have read, it should be the 9 deadly days a squite  a few fatals 2 days before, sorry they dont count

Practice days

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16 hours ago, webfact said:

and did not notice the rear of the truck.

No light as usual.

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Wasn't it previously referred to as "The Seven Deadly Days?"

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Looks like he had a very short holiday 🤔RIP 

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19 hours ago, geoffbezoz said:

RIP to the Dutch guy and no doubt the Thai trailers rear lights were not working as per usual. Good the Thais had a foreigner to blame for the first fatality of the season.

Er, ok. No doubt the Dutch drivers headlights were not on either.

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4 hours ago, Borzandy said:

No light as usual.

Were you there? Or was it mentioned in the police report?

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8 minutes ago, AgMech Cowboy said:

More likely there was no or only one light on the rear of the truck. He not being here long and use to European light requirements just did not see it.

Regrettably, under those circumstances he should never have driven on these dangerous roads. To miss a huge truck, even in total darkness, needs some talent.

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Speculation on the basis of balance of probability... 

 

The deceased had a broken neck

A Lorry trailer was hit at night

The accident occurred at 3am

 

Having lived in Thailand for a number of years the assumption could be made that the trailer was poorly lit or had no lights, the deceased was speeding and had possibly had a drink. 

 

Of course we'll never know any of these - but we can speculate. Has anyone seen a well lit trailer at night? Could someone's neck be broken in a low speed accident? How many accidents occur at 3am in Thailand which are not drink related?

 

RIP - I hope his exit was painless. 

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Saw the truck leave the intersection thought he would cut behind it only to find it had a trailer. 

Even if the lights were functioning they are not easy to see from the side and ones brain has to process the image and make sense of it. RIP

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