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Six killed, three injured in pickup-crane collision in Prachuap Khiri Khan

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Six killed, three injured in pickup-crane collision

By Piyarat Nildee 
The Nation

 

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A pickup truck carrying seven people collided with a six-wheel crane truck at an intersection in Prachuap Khiri Khan province on Sunday, killing six people and leaving three injured.

 

Following the accident report at 11am, Muang Prachuap precinct inspector Pol Lt-Colonel Panasit Ritthirong led rescue workers to the scene where the Bo Nok-Dan Singkhon Road intersects Petchkasem Highway (Ban Nong Sua) in tambon Ao Noi.

 

They found the six bodies and one seriously injured pregnant woman trapped inside the wrecked Toyota Vigo pickup truck. Rescue workers had to use heavy tools to extricate them. Nearby they found the overturned crane truck whose unnamed driver and his wife were also seriously injured.

 

Initial police investigation found that the crane truck was returning after delivering metals to a check-dam construction site, located two kilometres from the scene, while the pickup was returning from a market and heading back to their hometown of Hua Hin district.

 

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The cause of the accident was under investigation, but police suspected that the pickup driver was possibly not familiar with the road as the intersection created a blind spot for both parties and they could not see the other in time to slow down, resulting in the fatal collision.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30370779

 

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Too unnecessary.

Too sad.

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The  real  problems are  many, Thais are atrocious  drivers, road  layouts  are appalling, U  turns are  ALL death traps, total disregard for any road  rules, and selfishness.

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3 hours ago, webfact said:

police suspected that the pickup driver was possibly not familiar with the road as the intersection created a blind spot for both parties and they could not see the other in time to slow down

In other words he was driving too fast.

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Many Thais possess little in the way of driving skills, and when you combine that with a lack of common sense, it can be a lethal combination. Many take risks that are unfathomable to the rest of us, and often those risks result in catastrophe. Hard to know who was at fault here. But, it would not be the first time a pickup truck loaded with people traveling at very high speed lost control and crashed. 

 

One of the biggest factors is the toy police. Nobody takes them seriously, and they adamantly refuse to engage in any sort of traffic safety or preventative engagement, such as pulling people over for reckless driving. The highway patrol rarely patrol the highways. And this extraordinarily inept administration just does not care about the common Thai people. A perfect storm. One that allows Thailand to continue having some of most dangerous road conditions on the planet. 

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The state of the pick up he must have been travelling at some speed! Horrific ammount of deaths on Thai roads, everyday of the week there are dozens of people killed and no one seems to give a toss?   Recently i read a news artical about horrific 3 deaths in total over a long bank holiday weekend in the whole of Australia, that's an hourly rate here! 

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It really seems that the goal is to keep the record of road deaths!

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

intersection created a blind spot for both parties and they could not see the other in time to slow down, resulting in the fatal collision.

Perhaps when approaching a 'blind' intersection the smart thing to do would be to slow down and proceed only when safe.  Oh, I forgot TIT.

 

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

police suspected that the pickup driver was possibly not familiar with the road

Smart cop

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On the railway road in Pattaya I slow down for all the unsigned roads crossing the dual carriageway because I've seen a few accidents on these intersections. However, every time I reduce speed for them, several cars usually flash past me at high speed. Children in adult bodies.

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Not familiar with the road returning from the market.....yeah right....

 

they were locals doing a daily or weekly activity....

 

how about driving too fast and not driving to road conditions....

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15 minutes ago, Borzandy said:

Smart cop

You mean smart cops. Would have been a group effort. Too much for just the one 

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imagine the impact to push a 6-wheeler off the road...
sad,
hope the families of the deceased find peace with such a stupid accident, and hope the injured recover fully.

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It will all be forgotten tomorrow when the next wipeout hits the headline. lessons learnt none🤔RIP 

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13 minutes ago, cardinalblue said:

Not familiar with the road returning from the market.....yeah right....

 

they were locals doing a daily or weekly activity....

 

how about driving too fast and not driving to road conditions....

That's it, they went through the intersection without slowing down,

umpteen times in the past,so why would they slow down and

look this time,that's how they think,but this time a crane was

there !  

regards worgeordie

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