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Garbage collector severely injured in Pattaya crash

By The Nation

 

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A garbage collector lost one leg and could lose the other after a speeding car crushed him against the back of his garbage truck on a Pattaya road early Thursday.

 

The Nong Plue police station was alerted of the accident on Pattanakarn Road in Moo 6 village of Tambon Nong Plue of Chon Buri’s Bang Lamung district.

 

Police said Thanong Saengthong, 36, lost his left leg in the accident, which was hurled under the truck on impact. His right leg was almost severed and might require amputation later.

 

Rescuers rushed him to the Somdej Na Sriracha Hospital.

 

The car was driven by Penporn Prati, 29. She was arrested and charged with reckless driving causing injury to another.

 

Manote Thongkham, 42, another garbage collector, told police that he was pushing a garbage bin to the truck and Thanong was waiting at the back when the car, which was travelling at a high speed, moved out of its lane, hitting Thanong and pinning him against the truck.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30376745

 

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These situations surly getting worse as the years go on

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I am trying to educate my wife's 27 year old daughter when she is in the car with me, educate as show her best practise when driving.

sat a traffic lights immediately  she can see the traffic stopping tells me to, go go go even when we are still on red, and many things like, why did we stop when the light is orange and so on.

it is in there brains they have watched there parents or elders and you cant get it out of them, but i wont help her with a car and she isn't allowed to use mine until she can show me she is responsible.

i can hear some ask has she a driving licence, of yes she obtained her card several years and 2 written off cars ago, i just cant get her to see the error of her ways.

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These workers should be sat in the safety of the cab between collections. May be slower but 'safety first' remember! Health & Safety is low low priority, and it's the lowest paid workers who are at risk the most!

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1 hour ago, Almer said:

These situations surly getting worse as the years go on

Absolutely.

More and more vehicles driven by uneducated careless drivers.

Every news about dwindling car sales is good news.

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Big issue in Thailand: vehicles usually go first, then people. In the USA, people always go first.

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Its not only Thais. Some foreigners seem to be 'going native'.  Yesterday I was walking over the crossing on Pattaya Tai by the Wat Chai temple. Traffic lights were on red. A black pickup driven by a white guy slowed right down as if to stop and then suddenly accelerated. I jumped back and the truck missed me by an inch!

Also earlier this year I was driving on Theppasit. New looking Ford Ranger on the opposite carriageway was waiting to turn right. When I was within yards of him he suddenly pulled across me. I did an emergency stop and thankfully avoided hitting him. A Thai lady on a motorbike coming up my left was not so lucky. Clipped the truck and went spinning along the road.  Driver was an Uncle Elmer type American guy who didn't seem to know what day it was, let alone know how to drive a large RHD pickup in a foreign country.

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12 hours ago, essox essox said:

so SHE SHOULD NOT BE ON THE ROADS...IN MY OPINION

It is her opinion that counts and her attitude that is the problem.

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So she was drugged ? Fell asleep? Just take care out there, too many idiots. 

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3 hours ago, HauptmannUK said:

Its not only Thais. Some foreigners seem to be 'going native'.  Yesterday I was walking over the crossing on Pattaya Tai by the Wat Chai temple. Traffic lights were on red. A black pickup driven by a white guy slowed right down as if to stop and then suddenly accelerated. I jumped back and the truck missed me by an inch!

At some multi lane roads at the straight bit of a T junction the left-hand lane (ie not turning right ) can go straight ahead on a red light and merge with the traffic coming from the left.

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I am always thinking what will happen to people standing on the platform of the Baht Bus at such an accident... Officially it is not allowed to stand there. But who cares. 

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A police force active after dusk; proactive during the day, might lower these figures.  Speed kills but Pattaya Plod insist on checking stationery traffic at roadside stickups.  This has zero effect on red light runners & speedsters.  Chonburi (AKA Pattaya) has the 2nd highest daily death rate in Thailand or, put another way, the 2nd most inept police force.

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I wonder if the lady driver was also "legless"! Best wishes to the man for a speedy recovery.

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