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One dead, six injured in Trang road smash

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One dead, six injured in Trang road smash

By Kanita Sitong
The Nation

 

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A trailer truck hit a Toyota Fortuner SUV in Trang on Friday night (August 30), killing one and injuring six others. It is believed the accident was caused by two vehicles crossing an intersection at a flashing yellow traffic light and the driver of the SUV’s lack of unfamiliarity with the route.

 

 

Police officers and rescue teams from the Kusolsathan Foundation reported that the accident took place around 10.20pm at the Or Tor Kor-Bypass Intersection in Thapthiang subdistrict of Muang district.

 

When police arrived at the scene, they found a white Fortuner SUV with license plate Kor Khor 3407 Phang Nga, with its rear totally wrecked after being hit by a trailer truck driven by Prakot Thotham, 62, who remained at the scene to give a statement to the police.

 

Seven people were travelling in the SUV. One was thrown out of the vehicle on impact and died at the scene while the six others were trapped in the vehicle. Three were rushed to Trang hospital where they remain in critical condition. The deceased was later identified as Yurian Yumyuang, 50, a resident of Krabi’s Aaoluek district.

 

Abdullah Nayao, 58, a relative of the deceased who was following the SUV in another car, said the SUV was hit by the trailer truck as the driver crossed the intersection on a flashing yellow light. “The driver is not from around here and therefore unfamiliar with the route at night,” he added. “When I saw the accident I had to brake violently but the left side of my car still scraped the truck."

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30375651

 

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21 minutes ago, rooster59 said:

caused by two vehicles crossing an intersection at a flashing yellow traffic light and the driver of the SUV’s lack of unfamiliarity with the route.

Yellow  flashing light = slow down prepare to stop, Traffic lights  temporarily turned off  late at  night, most Thais know what this is about, whether they know to slow down or want to slow down is another  matter, unfamiliar road is the get out excuse  clause.

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a flashing yellow traffic light and the driver of the SUV’s lack of unfamiliarity with the route.

 

No no no. He didnt slow down on the yellow lights, and never looked like they all do; just look ahead on MY road.

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3 hours ago, hotchilli said:

Three things to mention reading the above:

1: Flashing yellow lights means prepare to stop as the lights are about to change to Red.
2: Doesn't matter where you come from Yellow flashing lights still mean the same.

3: If the friend following in his car had to brake violently then he was going to go through on Red !

I have done a few motor vehicle accident investigations in my past life. Not having been there, not having interviewed anyone that was and not having taken evidence at the scene; I can only read and drive defensively in this free-for-all madness.

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Where i come from it's called ''Driving without due care and attention'' and they stitch you up for it !

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Was the SUV driver familiar with the Highway Code, stop signs, or break pedals? 

 

I blame the passengers who never tell "Somchai" that he drives dangerously, erratically, or too fast. I have seen people running red lights potentially causing fatal accidents yet the passengers would only smile.

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