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Foreign pedestrian dragged under Chinese tour bus in South Pattaya

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Experienced tourists would be more careful in the traffic in Thailand, but if you just arrived here on a vacation and are not used to the traffic, and maybe used to right driving, then they will look in the wrong direction before crossing the road .

Of course the driiver should have spotted the tourist and is guilty IMO.

 

Very sad, lets hope he/she survives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6 minutes ago, balo said:

Experienced tourists would be more careful in the traffic in Thailand, but if you just arrived here on a vacation and are not used to the traffic, and maybe used to right driving, then they will look in the wrong direction before crossing the road .

I agree wth this.

 

7 minutes ago, balo said:

Of course the driiver should have spotted the tourist and is guilty IMO.

Do not agree with this.

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Well for what it's worth - here's my sixpenneth. I was on the back step (reluctantly) of a Baht Bus travelling down towards the junction to catch the Jomtien bus. Traffic moving slowly due to the accident, I could clearly see the unfortunate blokes torso sticking out from under the bus - headed towards 3rd road. Here there is a broadish stretch of pavement all the way along. Lots of people with their handy smart ass phones taking advantage. The guys holding the brollies were protecting themselves from the sun. Poor bloke (did look asian/korean/ etc) face down under the bus not shaded at all.

Onto the Jomtien bus and away. Sat next to me was a Thai lady who was soon holding court telling a story - can only guess it was about the accident - certainly not about the price of fish. She did however on telling the story 3 or 4 times make arm movements as though the poor bloke may have been pushed. ! This of course was only my interpretation.

Truth will not out.

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4 hours ago, OneMoreFarang said:

Does the nationality of the people in the bus really matter?

And does it matter if the pedestrian was foreign or Thai?

 

 

Sure does. How else should the public know who`s to blame?

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5 hours ago, darksidedog said:

If your eyesight is so poor, or you pay such little attention to what is on the road in front and around you that you can't see a pedestrian, or notice the bump when you hit him, one has to ask why the hell are you being allowed to drive for a living? This sort of thing happens way too often. The people driving on our roads for work are so awful at it, I am actually a little stunned that we have any tourists left whatsoever.

Tourists are a never ending supply of cash & victims !

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1 hour ago, NoBrainer said:
4 hours ago, OneMoreFarang said:

How about "Pedestrian dragged under tour bus in South Pattaya" instead of "Foreign pedestrian dragged under Chinese tour bus in South Pattaya"?

 

Does the nationality of the people in the bus really matter?

And does it matter if the pedestrian was foreign or Thai?

 

 

Only the PC Brigade is try to Homogenize everyone. People are different, get over it. I could think of a lot more descriptive words than Foreign & Chinese, but if I write them here, my post would be swiftly deleted.

 

PC is DOA in Asia.

I seems lots of people commented on my comment.

 

Personally I don't think this is about PC - Political Correctness.

The driver was Thai. Does it matter if he was driving a bus with Chinese or Thais or a football team or politicians? So it was a Thai tour bus with a Thai driver with passengers. The passengers were Chinese in this case and until it is revealed that these Chinese passengers disturbed the driver it does not matter. They are bus passengers.

 

And the victim? Should we feel more empathy if he was a Thai, Chinese or a foreigner? They are all human and if i.e. the driver of the Chinese tourists would have run down a Chinese person that wouldn't make it any better or worse.

 

What headlines like that create are comments from people who like to enforce their own prejudice.

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If the victim of this incident survives maybe the truth will be made known. 

In only one post have I read any variation on fault being accorded to either the driver or the victim or both.

Being  under the bus and being dragged along does not necessarily involve being run down.

Falling under the bus from the side  and instinctively grabbing the first object in close proximity such as the drive shaft or suspension or any other part would  hardly be  known to the driver despite the victim having an arm severed. In any event the mystery remains as to how the victim got under the bus. Maybe tried to hide there? Was pushed? Was a  service mechanic  who  went to sleep and woke up too late? 

No no. TVF seems  convinced  it was a stupid  Thai driver or a stupid pedestrian. Not even one suggestion  of  a suicide event? The  heat is  obviously  slowing  minds  down !

 

 

 

 

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9 hours ago, rooster59 said:

Driver Parinya, 47, said he didn't see the pedestrian. He was only alerted to the accident when a member of the public informed him that someone was being dragged under his bus

He really pay attention to the traffic 

how on earth could he not feel something was wrong under the bus 

I hope he lose his job and driving license 

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The gentleman struck by the bus was an American from New York City and he died.

His name was Joe (Italian last name) and lived in Center Condo on Pattaya Tai. He had recently returned to Thailand from the USA and lived in Thailand for a number of years. It was reported that he was wearing headphones and may have been distracted while walking. I did know him but only to exchange greetings. I hope this answers some of the questions raised herein. 

 

The accident took place across the street (Pattaya Tai) from Center Condo

 

RIP Joe

 

 

Gotta be right on ya game walking around live traffic.

 

Sent from my SM-G920F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app

 

 

 

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10 hours ago, OneMoreFarang said:

How about "Pedestrian dragged under tour bus in South Pattaya" instead of "Foreign pedestrian dragged under Chinese tour bus in South Pattaya"?

 

Does the nationality of the people in the bus really matter?

And does it matter if the pedestrian was foreign or Thai?

 

 

On that basis, could say "object dragged under vehicle".

Does it matter was a human ? does it matter was a bus ?

It's called "reporting ". 

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10 hours ago, Basil B said:

Surprised there are not a lot more of these type of accidents during Songkran.

Yes, especially with so many sexy girls in wet shirts on the roads.

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7 hours ago, gmac said:

Probably walking on pavement with back to traffic, stepped into road without thinking to avoid some inevitable obstruction....foodseller, garbage bin, beggar, hole, whatever.  You constantly have to step into the road when walking on appalling footpaths here and sometimes just forget to look first as you don't anticipate a speeding lunatic driving in the gutter.

Or ladyboy trying to grab his crotch/nipples so he stepped away on the road.....that happened to me as well on Samui and i almost got under a minivan...

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