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Myanmar man killed by bus at zebra crossing

By The Nation

 

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A bus failed to stop at a zebra crossing in Samut Prakan’s Bag Plee district, hitting and killing a Myanmar man on Thursday night, police said.

 

Police said the 9pm accident occurred on the King Kaew Klong Khud road in front of the Bang Plee Niwet housing estate in Tambon Bang Plee.

 

The victim was identified as Poi Wai Aung 26. His body was dragged along the road hit before the bus stopped.

 

The employee transport was driven by Supoj Promnil, 62, who is facing a charge of reckless driving causing death.

 

Supoj said he saw the man crossing the road at the zebra crossing and so slowed the bus in anticipation that the man would get across before his bus arrived at the crossing.

 

But Supoj said the man hesitated and paused and then ran to cut in front of the bus and he was unable to stop in time. He braked and swerved the bus into the barrier of the road island, but still hit the man, the driver told police.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30376449

 

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I have noticed not only in Thailand that most user do not know the correct way to use a zebra crossing.

 

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5 minutes ago, colinneil said:

I am a bus driver, i dont stop for nobody, disgusting individual, jail him for a long time.

Depending on circumstances the bus driver has responsibility for the 45-50 or so passengers on the bus. The reason they don't swerve for animals, etc.. 

Did say he slowed. 

 

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My wife & I, a few days ago, were crossing the road, there was a car coming towards us & plenty of time to get across.

 

Then, some ⚓ pulled out from behind the oncoming car, no time to do anything, & we very nearly got mown down.

 

I just roared very loudly at him, petrified.

 

We were ok obviously, & he, didn't stop.

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, colinneil said:

I am a bus driver, i dont stop for nobody, disgusting individual, jail him for a long time.

Did you read the OP?  Safe to assume that you did, so why that inaccurate comment?

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2 hours ago, colinneil said:

The bus driver said he slowed, that means sod all, when do drivers here involved in accidents ever tell the truth?

Universal.

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"..slowed..." 

 -to try give himself more time to create excuse... 

 

 

 

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The Myanmar man didn't have wok permit, so no one in Thailand have teach him that zebra crossing are in fact targets.

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3 hours ago, Borzandy said:

The Myanmar man didn't have wok permit, so no one in Thailand have teach him that zebra crossing are in fact targets.

I think in this case he needed a walk permit

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