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Carnage on the Thai roads: Two dead in head on smash with truck trailer in Lopburi

 

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Thai Caption: He failed to overtake in time

 

Two men in a convoy were killed when trying to overtake on a two lane road in Lopburi yesterday. 

 

Several pick-ups adapted with high supports to carry straw were driving along Route 4, the Phraphuttabaht to Khao Soong Road. 

 

An Isuzu failed to overtake in time and was hit head on by a truck trailer that ended up in a corn field. 

 

Ruam Katanyu Rescue foundation cut out the two victims in the pick-up. Passenger Sornpetch Jitnarong, 44, from Saraburi was dead at the scene. 

 

Driver Chaiyaporn Khorlekklang, 20, also from Saraburi, was pronounced dead in hospital. 

 

Ranee Thaweesak, the wife of the trucker was injured and taken to hospital.

 

Truck driver Narong Khunpanya said he was on his way to Phraphuttabaht when he saw the convoy of pick ups approach. He said he had no chance to avoid one that was trying to overtake. 

 

He was taken in by police for further questioning. 

 

Source: Daily News

 

 

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-- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2019-08-01

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3 hours ago, Dmaxdan said:

I've noticed this before with convoys. The lead vehicle goes and the rest blindly follow no matter whether it is safe to do so or not. 

That's so true, I've seen many times while driving around Thai roads. And cars misses others by meter or two. 

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At least no corpse's was dragged to the market after any of the crash participants failed to deploy the big pedal before the little one🤔 

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41 minutes ago, geoffbezoz said:

The vehicles were adapted to carry straw, their heads contained the same

Straw is useful.. I beg to differ, nothing useful in most Thai drivers heads.

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50 minutes ago, richard_smith237 said:

The lack of capacity for self preservation exampled in Thailand never ceases to amaze me and I've been here over 20 years. 

 

I'm still trying to work out if its laziness, stupidity or something else for I know scores of Thai's who are highly intelligent and most defiantely not lazy yet in aggregate... But what is it in Thailand that causes a significant proportion of the population to act with galactically astonishing degrees of absolute and total fuckwittery ?????

 

It's beyond understanding. I'm scared every time I go out and just live in hope that I'm not a victim of these idiots. Thai roads are, by and large, excellent and mostly only have light traffic. They should be a dream to drive on, but they are ruined by Thais who 1 - have only a very rudimentary idea how to drive, 2 - have no common sense and 3 - seem to have no concept of doing A might result in B. And that makes Thai roads toxic.

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Lack of highway police control , when lorries buses learn they cant make a convoy in the outside lane (overtaking lane only , not fast lane) traffic will flow a lot better and reduce the risk of crazy overtake/undertake scenario

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9 hours ago, webfact said:

Ruam Katanyu Rescue foundation cut out the two victims in the pick-up. Passenger Sornpetch Jitnarong, 44, from Saraburi was dead at the scene. 

 

Driver Chaiyaporn Khorlekklang, 20, also from Saraburi, was pronounced dead in hospital. 

So only one traffic fatality statistically reported.

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