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Two die as pickup crashes into royally sponsored motorcade

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Two die as pickup crashes into royally sponsored motorcade

By The Nation

 

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A deputy Phitsanulok police chief was killed when a highway police car leading a royally sponsored merit-making motorcade was hit by a pickup truck in Phitsanulok’s Wang Thong district on Thursday.

 

A woman passenger in the pickup was also killed and her husband, the driver, was severely injured in the accident at 10am on the Phitsanulok-None Maprang road in Moo 8 village in Tambon Tuenthong.

 

Col Arkom Changplaikaew, deputy Phisanulok chief, was killed in the back seat of the highway police car. Two policemen, the driver and the front passenger, were severely injured.

 

Arkom was leading a motorcade taking Phitsanulok governor Pipat Ekphaphan, and Pol Lt Gen Sakolkhet Jantra, one of the Grand Chamberlains of the Bureau of the Royal Household, to make merit on behalf of His Majesty the King at Wat Pa Nong Thap Rua temple in Phitsanulok’s None Maprang district.

 

The grand chamberlain was taking monks' robes and necessities granted by the King to monks, who are older than 90, to Luangpu Lee Thawaro, 94, at the temple.

 

Police said the pickup cut in front of the royal motorcade.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30369508

 

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Defiantly no merit to be made for the deceased only for the scrap yard 🤔RIP

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 something doesnt add up, there heavy frontal damage to the police car and the white vehicle left of photo also has frontall damage. ??

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4 hours ago, geoffbezoz said:

But it say the pick up cut in front. Yet the police car an the pickup suffered major frontal damage. So either after cutting in front the pick up braked hard and did a u turn  in which case the police car driver should have taken a precautionary measure anyway, or else the story is wrong

The on coming pick up cut in front of the police car... 

 

The pics would indicate that the impact was on the side of the the police car - thus the on coming pick-up seems to have cut across the central line into the oncoming police accord. 

 

Looks like very nasty, and yes, perhaps that Policeman who passed was not wearing his seatbelt while sat in the rear if the two in the front survived, albeit with serious injury. 

 

There's also a hole on the passenger side in the windscreen of the pickup truck - no seatbelt again?

 

 

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5 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

A woman passenger in the pickup was also killed

i am really down on the Thai police these days. 

 

i feel bad for the woman. the rest is just more Mad Max that they bring upon themselves.

 

and this is what happen when you don't do your job.     

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what are the odds someone was on the wrong side of the road ………………...and knew they were

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leading a royally sponsored merit-making motorcade was hit by a pickup truck

 

oh, the irony.

 

years ago i was on the first date with a thai lady, she went to the shrine at central world where you make merit for a successful relationship, a lot of red roses etc. anyway 10 days later the relationship was over due to her lying. i thought; maybe spend less time making merit for a successful relationship and put the effort into behaving in a normal honest way.

 

no point making merit for a long and successful life if you're not going to take care and attention when driving, especially in thailand.

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6 hours ago, richard_smith237 said:

The on coming pick up cut in front of the police car... 

 

The pics would indicate that the impact was on the side of the the police car - thus the on coming pick-up seems to have cut across the central line into the oncoming police accord. 

 

Looks like very nasty, and yes, perhaps that Policeman who passed was not wearing his seatbelt while sat in the rear if the two in the front survived, albeit with serious injury. 

 

There's also a hole on the passenger side in the windscreen of the pickup truck - no seatbelt again?

 

 

Seat belts are not necessary with Buddhist amulet dogma ingrained, no need. If people are injured or killed then just the wrong amulet. Nothing to blame a Thai driver for doing, or not doing, because as we are all aware of, they know all things known to man, Michelin man that is !

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11 hours ago, tifino said:

no seatbelt worn in the back seat?

 

 

and this sadly reinforces that the locals ignore red lights (even flashing ones)

 

and shows so called hi-so influentials dont have the concept of safety either

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