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Video: Who's to blame? Motorcyclist in hospital after smash in Phrae

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Video: Who's to blame? Motorcyclist in hospital after smash in Phrae

 

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Caption: A vital life moment

 

CCTV footage from downtown Phrae in northern Thailand showed the moment a Mazda exited a side turning at a t-junction with lights. 

 

A motorcycle smashes into the car at speed. 

 

77jowo asked the question: Who's to blame? - but it seemed fairly obvious.

 

The car clearly comes onto the main road when the light is still green.

 

 

It changes a second after to amber as the smash occurs. 

 

Whether the car driver should have been looking out for a red light runner is another matter, notes Thaivisa. 

 

Benjawan Kanlai, 18, who was clearly not wearing a helmet, was shown in a video being loaded up into an ambulance for the trip to Phrae Hospital. 

 

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Picture: 77JOWO

 

The car - damaged on its right side door - was driven by 31 year old Watcharapong Wanlaphachai. 

 

Both those involved come from Phrae. 

 

The accident happened at the Thung Hong intersection just before 7 pm on Tuesday. 

 

Source: 77JOWO

 

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And if the car driver only has Gov. insurance I wonder what chance he will have making a claim against the idiot biker.

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Is the biker male or female?

 

the motorcyclist should have been breaking and preparing to stop at s red light....

 

my guess is he/she played a game of chicken betting on a car was not going to enter the street...the cross traffic seems to be in a blind spot until a vehicle appears and then it’s too late....

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As always, many drivers forget to use their eyes when they go around!

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3 hours ago, richard_smith237 said:

100% the bike riders fault. The Car entered the junction to turn right on a green light. 

We can't see the traffic lights for the motorcycle, but it's a very fair assumption that the motorcyclist ran a red light....

 

In no way whatsoever should any blame be placed on the driver of the car regardless of whether or not there may have been some moral obligation to look out for red light runners as was implied the opening post. 

 

 

I did not mean that as a moral obligation. 

 

More like a life saver. 

 

Remember the mantra in Thailand - take the greatest care on green.

 

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It is always a wise move to look out for red light jumpers. However in this case, I would reckon that the view to the drivers right would be severely restricted until he/she had committed to making the turn.

 

And that stupid motorcyclist was going pretty fast. Even if the driver spotted him it would have been too late.

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This was no accident. It was a collision.

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4 hours ago, richard_smith237 said:

100% the bike riders fault. The Car entered the junction to turn right on a green light. 

We can't see the traffic lights for the motorcycle, but it's a very fair assumption that the motorcyclist ran a red light....

 

In no way whatsoever should any blame be placed on the driver of the car regardless of whether or not there may have been some moral obligation to look out for red light runners as was implied the opening post. 

 

 

It is true we cannot see the red light.  I remember in downtown Chiang Mai some years ago the lights at one junction was obscured by a hoarding and you couldn't see it until the last second.  We reported it at the time along with many other people but it took over three months for the hoarding to be removed.

 

However the car was driving correctly apart from cutting the corner a little and cannot be held responsible for the accident.  

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