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BANGKOK 24 July 2019 00:24
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Chiang Mai teenager survives big bike collision but loses leg – VIDEO

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2 hours ago, Lungstib said:

With insurance here being on the car or bike, not the driver/rider, is that true? 

The driver still has to be 'legal' for insurance to pay out. If drunk/drugs or dangerous driving = no pay out.

I read the small print on my policy.

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A word is short, two are already too much!

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54 minutes ago, Isaanbiker said:

The only possible option would have been to slow down at a place where many shops and people are. Many shops and people means traffic. He won't do the same mistake again, methinks. 

Yes shop houses mean definitely slow down. He still has one leg left. We would hope not.

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53 minutes ago, NCC1701A said:

the kid on the bike had zero options because at that speed you can do nothing. You can't stop and you can't change lanes. 

And even if you could your brain cannot react fast enough. All that would happen is what is called "target fixation"

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Target_fixation

Certainly was a direct hit. Tragedy anyway all of us look at it.

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Normal life...

So many discussions about at what age you are legally allowed to drive a motorcycle here (15 or 18) - I do not know and it does not matter, because a license is not required to drive here.

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3 hours ago, NCC1701A said:

well he won't be shifting any gears in the near future.

The article didn't mention which leg he lost.

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1 hour ago, weaver93 said:

Judging by his parents utter stupidity and selfishness..

Wouldnt surprise anyone, if they buy him a prosthetic leg, and let him carry on his kamikazi attitude....

No way. Such an accident woke them up. BTW, it takes up to years to be ready riding a big bike with a prosthetic leg. They wish they hadn't helped him to have this bike, believe me. 

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6 minutes ago, Vacuum said:

The article didn't mention which leg he lost.

Actually i am thinking his right leg looking at the impact of the car pulling in front of him. so no braking.

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I didn't see a brake light in the video. 

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

In Thailand you must be over 15 year of age to have a motorbike license but there is no restriction on the power of the bike you may ride.

Another one of those "peculiar" laws (and there are many).

I think these kind of laws are not conceived or thought out, but invented on the spot by senate and parliament idiots whose higher functions have long since atrophied.

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3 hours ago, Isaanbiker said:

I'm aware that death walks behind me. 

I preferred this image mate.Image result for death rides a chopper

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Very sad for a young boy whose life has changed.

 

True story. Guy on a big bike on LI Expwy, NY was going so fast the cop cars couldn't keep up with him. They called for helicopter support. The helicopter motioned him to pull over, and he did. When the cops finally caught up to him, they asked him "Do you know how fast you were going?" His reply: "Gee officer, I don't really know. It's dangerous to take your eyes off the road at THAT speed." He was promptly arrested.

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6 hours ago, holy cow cm said:

No way he can stop that momentum at that high speed. But yet again looking at what he crashed in to, it is a Thai rider crossing the road like a headless chicken without any concern of safety too.

The rider crossing the road probably was not expecting an approach  at 150kph.

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1000cc versus zero brains.... =the resulting accident.

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35 minutes ago, Dumbastheycome said:

 The rider crossing the road probably was not expecting an approach  at 150kph.

That is one of the biggest problems here. Whether 150 km or 60 km, they never think to expect anything and just go no real thought. Just this morning after taking my daughter to school, I saw a guy in his 60's with wife on back of bike dart right out in front of an oncoming car going 60 km to get to the far lane going the other direction. Missed him by 2.5 meters. I almost closed my eyes is was so scary. 

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