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BANGKOK 19 June 2019 05:41
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Brit expat teacher seriously injured as motorbike hits power pole

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Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery.

 

We all make mistakes no matter how careful we are for 99% of our lives. Most times we get away with them (and hopefully learn from our experience), but not always.

 

I am recovering in hospital having just fallen 6 metres through our roof and onto the granite floor below. I can't remember the incident, or why I was on the roof, but am very lucky to have gotten away with it with no major injuries.

 

Lesson learned - don't climb ladders or get on the roof when I can pay someone else a pittance to do that job.

 

Shit happens to the best and worst of us. Hopefully karma edges the odds in the latter's favour.

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A motorbike or any other vehicle for that matter doesnt hit a powerpole or any other object just like that. It is taken there, ridden there, driven there, steered there.... go figure.

 

 

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3 hours ago, Orton Rd said:

I never drive a car here either, too dangerous. Bike riding has always struck me as idiotic in any country though.

I ride my bicycle quite a bit during early hours or later if not travelling too far from home - statistically safer than walking, motorcycles, or cars

 

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5 hours ago, geoffbezoz said:

I did. You clearly assumed that the helmet laying in the road come of his head.  I would suggest that it could have been on his handlebars or even in a basket - now that would be unusual -not !!!

Inertia would have sent the helmet 50 meters down the rd in the basket . It didn't simple fall out of the basket and stopped right next to him

More likely a loose strap 

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47 minutes ago, Stevemercer said:

Lesson learned - don't climb ladders or get on the roof when I can pay someone else a pittance to do that job.

Ah, doing a Rod Hull.  Nice.

 

Anyway, chok dee.

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5 hours ago, Vacuum said:

Not on the road, where one should be driving.

As nobody here knows how the accident happened, it could have been a hit and run accident, a dog crossing the road, etc..

 

      I hope he gets well soon without any financial or mental issues. 

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1 minute ago, Isaanbiker said:

As nobody here knows how the accident happened, it could have been a hit and run accident, a dog crossing the road, etc..

The lack of damage to the bike and skidlid tell a different story.  Just saying.

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Please everyone give the guy a break. If it was his fault it's his own stupidity. If it wasn't let's hope something is done to rectify this in the future.

If he was Chinese something would have been done already as everyone knows.

I hope the guy has insurance (stupidity does not warrant crowd funding!) and let's all hope he has a speedy recovery.

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9 minutes ago, OneEyedPie said:

The lack of damage to the bike and skidlid tell a different story.  Just saying.

A bike doesn't have to be much damaged when a cager hit the body of the rider. 

 

   An attacking dog is another possibility, but that's all speculation, important is that he fully recovers. 

 

  Of course, he could have been drunk at this time of the day and crashed. 

 

    The sad part is if it was his fault, the school could get rid off him when he's longer absent let's hope that the's got the Thai social security.

 

They'll pay for all expenses, the bike's insurance covers only 12 K or 14 K.  

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39 minutes ago, madmen said:

Inertia would have sent the helmet 50 meters down the rd in the basket . It didn't simple fall out of the basket and stopped right next to him

More likely a loose strap 

inertia is a factor of (de)acceleration and we don't know what his terminal speed was so impossible to predict how far the helmet would have traveled especially so has we do not know the helmets entrapment scenario

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5 hours ago, stjarna said:

I hope he recovers fully. I always look at the time of accidents and it’s mostly in the early mornings. 

Or late at night... depends on what you were doing prior to the accident, getting pissed or waking up?

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2 hours ago, Dolmance said:

If you ride a motorcycle, at some point you will go down.  You may go down and recover, and go down again.  It's the nature of the beast.  When I crashed my Norton, I'd been riding for twenty years.  When I recovered a year later, I was back in the saddle.

 

It's kind of like women.  If you're gonna ride 'em, you're gonna get hurt.  But I can't resist either. 

Agreed. It’s not if, but a case of when. 

I got wiped out 5 years ago now. 4 months banged up in hospital and 3 years to get back on a bike. Dropped my new bike 5 days later for the first time 555 low speed but I had not recovered as much as I had thought. 

Avoided what could have been a pretty horrific stack here just recently with only damage to my poor little pinky. Bike fixed and back on the road within a week. 

Planning on a visa run to Laos from Pattaya in the next couple of weeks.

 

When you get it, you get it. Otherwise you’ll never understand 

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