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Video: Policeman suffers broken bones as BMW flees the scene
 
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Thai caption: Hit a cop...and ran
 
CCTV footage from the Thanyaburi Toll plaza on the ring road around in Bangkok showed a BMW with a man clinging to it drive off at speed on Tuesday. 
 
The man turned out to be a policeman -  Pol Lt Jitkasem Jantharak. 
 
He suffered a broken left leg and broken right arm and is expected to stay in Nopparat Ratchathanee Hospital for some time. 
 
His wife Ainada, 28, said he had been returning to Bangkok from Pak Chong but there had been some pushing and shoving on the road between her husband's car and the BMW.
 
The other driver had failed to stop despite her husband honking his horn. At the toll plaza he confronted the driver of the BMW who failed to stop and dragged him about 15 meters. 
 
The BMW driver has not been in contact with the family or the police. 
 
Lam Lukka police are investigating. 

Source: Sanook
 
 
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At least he's still alive

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Good chance a hiso BMW driver so the police officer may just have to cop it sweet !

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inappropriate remarks removed.

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

The other driver had failed to stop despite her husband honking his horn.

And maybe, knowing some Thais carry weapons in the cars, he did not want to risk a confrontation

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2 hours ago, ben2talk said:

I disagree. It is fully acceptable for police or other official vehicles to ignore the laws of the road and there are no proper traffic cars on the roads to enforce any laws which they imagine people should follow. Simply being a policeman basically makes it right to do what you want, but not tolerate other people doing what they want. Improper enforcement of speed limits means that it's quite normal and can't be considered antisocial for people to drive over the speed limit and flash lights to bully people into pulling over, or otherwise simply switch to another lane and pass them on the other side.

 

I fully sympathise with the BMW driver. I'm confident this is not a uniformed police officer - and even police in uniform are not always a recognisable authority to be respected in this country. It's also extremely rare (certainly in my experience) for police to successfully follow up on an escapee and so only a very stupid driver would stop and put himself into the frying pan.

 

Police on duty should use their communications equipment to raise the alarm and have the BMW stopped at the next checkpoint, or exit if possible. Otherwise, they should ensure that they capture and preserve good camera footage to use as evidence and produce it later at a police station (ROFL - can you imagine?). The fact is that this policeman knows the police are 1. useless and 2. not respected and so feels it necessary to take whatever measures are possible to stop this car with no regard for his own safety. Must have been pretty pissed off...

 

We all know, Thai police never cooperate - hence the correct response of the BMW driver is simply to simply bugger off. 

" must have been pretty pissed off..." perhaps if you had left out the last word you would have been nearer the truth

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