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BANGKOK 19 July 2019 02:53
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Grandmother and grandson flee for their lives as train smashes pick-up at "faulty" crossing

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Faulty Crossing?  Is that a sequel to Faulty Towers?  Although this one is no joke.

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She was driving a freaking pickup... that thing could push the barrier out of the way in Neutral.

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                                         Pattaya28!

 

 

                         No one, I repeat, NO ONE is travelling at 5 kph in this country!!

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3 hours ago, watcharacters said:

 

 

Do not remain on train tracks when a train approaches.

 

Really !

 

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2 hours ago, Vacuum said:

What's that?

That's high school mathematics.

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2 hours ago, Vacuum said:

What's that?

9.81 metres per second squared is acceleration due to gravity, not speed. When the force of gravity is in equilibrium with the force of friction, the object will no longer accelerate, and this will be its terminal velocity.

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1 hour ago, peter14 said:

what did they say?  A high-speed train in Thailand...🤣🤣

Barriers down 5 min after the train has passed...

 

 

Sure hope that the new high speed railway will go above ground or we'll have stories like this on a daily basis.

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1 hour ago, Pattaya28 said:

The Pick-Up must have been travelling at 5 KPH and the barriers must have dropped like a bullitt for this to happen. 

Or she panicked, entered the crossing, saw the barriers coming down braked & froze... should have kept going to clear the rails at least, or even push the exiting barrier to get clear.

I'm sure the crossing guard would have momentarily lifted them to let her out!!!

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1 hour ago, peter14 said:

what did they say?  A high-speed train in Thailand...🤣🤣

Fortunately high speed trains do not have level crossings,and should be protected by fencing and/or viaducts to prevent “unofficial” crossings from being created.

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When crossing the tracks in our village, I stop, look both ways, then proceed if safe.
And our crossings have lights and barriers, if a train hits you, does it really matter if the lights and barrier worked or not?  Due diligence.  I know - unheard of in the Land of excuSes.  But, these are the same who don't understand the concept of right of way.  They should feel lucky to walk away although they will attempt to get the railway to pay.

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4 hours ago, Crossy said:

 

Indeed.

 

And yet, Youtube is filled with videos from all over the world where people stop on the tracks coz the barrier has come down in front of them, with predictable consequences.

 

Its also surprising when people claim that "they gone wrong" yet when checked over they were found to be working normally.

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