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Truck driver dodges charge for dangerous load as 33 tons of rice flip semi-trailer onto its side

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Truck driver dodges charge for dangerous load as 33 tons of rice flip semi-trailer onto its side

By Waranya Prompinpiras

 

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The truck and trailer flipped onto its side beside the bypass road yesterday afternoon (May 23). Photo: Phuket City Traffic Police
 

PHUKET: The driver of a fully-loaded semi-trailer has escaped any charges for a dangerous incident that truck and trailer, full loaded with rice, flip onto its side beside the bypass road yesterday afternoon (May 23).

 

Phuket City Traffic Police were alerted to the incident at 4:07pm, said Capt Bancha Kuenun, Phuket City Traffic Police.

 

The truck had overturned at the entrance to the Namsang rice trade warehouse on the bypass road, he added.


Full story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/truck-driver-dodges-charge-for-dangerous-load-as-33-tons-of-rice-flip-semi-trailer-onto-its-side-71537.php#PEctUg1hWLo0VuAX.97

 

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Makes a change, this one 'flipped' most get reported as 'fell over'

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Was he drunk? On drugs? Was he going the wrong way? Did he have a license to drive that thing? Did he pay you off?

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That’s another way to reduce the load at the courts. The West could learn a few things from Thai policing....

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Just now, P Funk said:

That’s another way to reduce the load at the courts. The West could learn a few things from Thai policing....

Or just open a road side rice store. 1kg 20 Baht, self serve

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Any normal country would sling the book at him !  He would possibly never get another driving job. But in Thailand they just ignore it cos it is normal now. Going downhill faster, the country not the trucks !  But thats another headline that frequently comes up

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1 hour ago, 300sd said:

Was he drunk? On drugs? Was he going the wrong way? Did he have a license to drive that thing? Did he pay you off?

Brake failure 😂

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1 hour ago, Old Croc said:

The accident didn't occur on the road, but on a private driveway, so traffic charges wouldn't really be appropriate.

A public road surface width may not necessarily prescribe the entire public right-of-way boundary. Typically, a public road right-of-way exceeds the width of the roadway.

It is also typical that state-owned power lines will be placed within the public right-of-way. In the picture the overturned truck lies between the roadway edge and the power lines. Therefore, the truck might have overturned and come to rest within the public right-of-way and not on private property.

More information is needed.

But the police have apparently decided on the spot that the truck is on private property.

They should have performed some minimal investigation for any relevant facts before excusing the truck driver from any charges.

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2 hours ago, Old Croc said:

The driver possibly erred by not getting the hwy closed so he could turn left from the center lane instead attempting the tight maneuver from a difficult position.

best would have been to make a u-turn somewhere flat if the u-turn is the issue. 
However, to me it seems a u-turn would have left the truck on the far side. 
My guess is that he misjudged the slant when driving in and could not accelerate fast enough to pull the trailer up
 

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Only a Thai company would build a slip road into it's property in the opposite direction to the flow of traffic? Looks like he has to do a 180 degree turn to get in?

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1 hour ago, KKr said:

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My guess is that he misjudged the slant when driving in and could not accelerate fast enough to pull the trailer up
 

 

Yes, not far enough to right on slip road. Trailer pulled truck over. 

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8 minutes ago, hotchilli said:

Only a Thai company would build a slip road into it's property in the opposite direction to the flow of traffic? Looks like he has to do a 180 degree turn to get in?

 

Yes. It's crazy. He would have to be over in the faster land to make the left turn. 

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