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20 injured in Bangkok-Pattaya motorway pile-up 

By The Nation

 

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A six-wheel truck hit the rear of a passenger van parked in the left lane of the outbound Bangkok-Pattaya motorway, causing it to hit another van stopped in front in a pileup that injured 20 people early Thursday, police said.

 

Highway police said the accident happened at 2.30 am on the bridge over the railway at the kilometre marker No 18+900 of the motorway in Thap Yao sub-district in Bangkok’s Lad Krabang district.

 

Police said 20 people were injured and rushed to Chularat 8 Hospital, Sirindhorn Hospital and Lat Krabang Hospital.

 

Passengers and drivers told police that a tyre had burst on the van, which drew over onto the hard shoulder. A second van parked behind it to help change the tyre.

 

Passengers of the first van had already got out if the first van but most of the passengers of the second van were still inside when it was hit by the truck.

 

Chatree Wantha, 56, the driver of the first van, was also injured. He was holding a flash light so the driver of the second van could see while he was changing the tyre. Chatree was hurled by the impact onto the bridge but landed on the grass and suffered only slight injuries.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30376389

 

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World class pileup by the sound of it sounds like a micro sleeper at work🤔 

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30 minutes ago, OneMoreFarang said:

Has anybody in Thailand ever heard of these things?

They work in other countries and make sure that nobody drives into a standing vehicle.

 

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Compulsory equipment in many European countries also required in your vehicle is a high visibility jacket and an  approved breathalyser.

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41 minutes ago, Rimmer said:

Compulsory equipment in many European countries also required in your vehicle is a high visibility jacket and an approved breathalyser.

Having a brain is also very compulsory equipment to have but leave it at home before hitting the roads...

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3 hours ago, OneMoreFarang said:

Has anybody in Thailand ever heard of these things?

They work in other countries and make sure that nobody drives into a standing vehicle.

 

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I have one in the back of the car just in case. and a police flashing light battery starter pack to attract attention. I've only ever had two accidents and both were being rear ended at red lights. If the car breaks down I think I'd be doomed without these

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3 hours ago, Rimmer said:

Compulsory equipment in many European countries also required in your vehicle is a high visibility jacket and an  approved breathalyser.

I hear the French are removing the breathalyser requirement.

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3 hours ago, PatOngo said:

Of course they have them in Thailand, we call it a broken tree branch!

Some shubbery/gras/leaves can also do and maximum distance from vehicle is 5 m. Just too hot to walk further behind.

Whenever I see this, the rule about taking a brain with you comes to my mind.

Brainless, useless. What do they think this achieves? NOTHING!

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NORMAL Thai driving behavior....

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3 hours ago, PatOngo said:

Of course they have them in Thailand, we call it a broken tree branch!

...and it's normally placed 1 meter behind the the parked vehicle....

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4 hours ago, OneMoreFarang said:

Has anybody in Thailand ever heard of these things?

They work in other countries and make sure that nobody drives into a standing vehicle.

 

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Yes, but do you think that would have made any difference?

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11 minutes ago, tomazbodner said:

Yes, but do you think that would have made any difference?

Not a bit of difference, the driver of the truck obviously was oblivious to the presence of the vans who may have had their emergency flashers on.  He would have simply plowed right over the marker/s.

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4 hours ago, OneMoreFarang said:

Has anybody in Thailand ever heard of these things?

They work in other countries and make sure that nobody drives into a standing vehicle.

 

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Useless, when the drivers are ignorant and doze off several times.

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