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Truck driver charged as woman crushed under wheels in Wichit


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The motorcyclist was totally in the wrong, she used a lane that was not there and then got in the blind spot of the truck driver.  90% of the problem with the road rules in Thailand is the police , they simply don't know the rules whether their not explained properly at training or their just to dumb to understand the rules, or dare I say a big brown envelope has changed hands to help said police pass the test. Whatever the truck driver was not at fault. 

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Did the truck have the lower half of his windscreen covered with a curtain and the rest of the screen almost blanked out with stickers and ecclesiastical dangles ? As this type of incident is a regular occurrence perhaps the driver might like to invest in an extra 15 'wing' mirrors so a sneaky brain dead motorcyclist can be seen jumping the queue .   

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15 hours ago, MartiniMan said:

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'mai ruuu'

'willy! it haz in yo kuntri?'

'oh velly velly bad oh my buddha so sad'

'oh so sad lady hit bus oh no'

Freaking rude post!

I wonder what the Thais would have to say about your Thai speak.

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20 hours ago, webfact said:

rode her motorbike to in front of the truck to wait for the lights

Why would the truck driver be charged?  The motorcyclist with the 'me first' mentality was obviously at fault - passing the truck on the left, then stopping in the drivers blind spot.  Awareness is not a common trait here.  All this to gain a few seconds! 

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I feel for the truck driver. That lady was 100% at fault and her inexcusable and foolhardy driving has affected a guy who is blameless but will have to live with the repercussions of this forever.

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Yet another case of Me First. The woman drove right in front of the truck which had already begun to move. About as dumb and selfish as you can get, and she paid the ultimate price. Notice also in the video that the biker in front of her drove straight through before the light had changed.

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19 hours ago, dblh said:

Looks like the truck is going straight, not turning right unlike this lady.

I suspect that if the rear dual tire sets don't clear the curb by going out straight initially, the truck will jump the median.

Probably more to the point is that the intersection at that location wasn't designed for large trucks making sharp right-hand turns. Not a problem for a shorter auto or motor bike. I've seen Thailand  intersections where dual trailer trucks have to make a 3-point turn traveling almost through the intersection to do so.

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A couple of observations:

 

The truck appears to have initially stopped past the marked stopping line and inside the area allocated for bikes to wait. (I don't know the legalities here) The rider may have had problems with this and sought to retake her rights.

It's a fairly main T intersection, with right turn arrows and a wide area to turn into.  The road the truck was to turn at is some meters beyond the stopping area and all traffic has to first move forward before making the turn. There was ample opportunity for the rider to go well forward and clear the truck before turning.

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