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Thailand road carnage: Toddler dies sitting on the lap of car passenger
 
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A two year old boy is dead after a car driven by a senior policeman's elder brother crashed into a tree in Suphanburi. 
 
The little boy was sitting on the lap of his father - a man from Myanmar. 
 
The driver had swerved to avoid hitting a large water monitor that ran across the road. 
 
Thung Khok police and rescue services in the district of Song Phee Nong, Suphanburi arrived at the scene of the accident on Tuesday on the Bang Lee to Nong Wanpriang Road. 
 
They found a smashed up pick-up that had hit a tamarind tree. Somsak, 61, the driver, had to be cut out.
 
His passenger - a 50 year old man from Myanmar - had a broken arm and leg. His son, aged 2, was dead on his lap from trauma to the head and face.
 
Somsak said he was driving home after going to buy pork and dropping in on his younger brother, Pol Lt-Col Khananat, deputy chief of the Thung Khok police. 
 
He said that a water monitor ran out in front of him and not wanting to hit it he swerved, lost control and hit the tree resulting in the injuries and death to the boy. 
 
Source: Daily News
 
 
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Posted (edited)

 the driver is always held responsible, that his hired help puts on their seatbelt 

 

 

Surprised they weren't sitting out in the back!

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2 minutes ago, RichardColeman said:

I presume they found the monitor ? Or is this a new box in the excuses to tick ?

IT RAN off tto find some water!!! but i get your point....

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 poor baby Takata, never knew what hit him 😞 

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A child car seat or trust to luck? A western philosophy vs a Thai one? I know what I'd choose when it comes to the safety or my kids. R.I.P little one, you deserved better. 

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Before commenting on this topic, please consider the subject matter and be respectful that someone has died.
Any off topic and/or insensitive posts will be removed without warning and could result in those who made the posts being banned from the site. 

 

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Posted (edited)

Wanting to post on another subject and yes was also reading post generally, but yet another day and such a sad waste of a life RIP

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Yes posting on wrong topic and wanted to talk about sterling exchane rate now it seems we hurtling out of the eU with a no deal

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2 hours ago, Dmaxdan said:

A child car seat or trust to luck? A western philosophy vs a Thai one? I know what I'd choose when it comes to the safety or my kids. R.I.P little one, you deserved better. 

I also know what I would choose if faced with a hazardous maneuver verses hitting a water monitor!

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1 hour ago, richard_smith237 said:

In continuing astonishment I see well educated people (Thai friends and friends of my Wife) who do no use a Child Car seat !!!...  They post on facebook from their cars with kids unrestrained and free on their laps or in the back, a tragedy waiting to happen. 

 

Only a handful of Thai friends I know use their car seat for their children 100% of the time - the standard response when I ask... "Oh [child] doesn't like it"... I point out that their kid would like it a lot less if involved in an accident but that point gets missed. 

 

Again, further tragic and 100% avoidable consequences. 

I seem to remember an advert featuring a high end car on TV here a few years back either a soft top BMW or Merc, with a young girl standing between her parents, no restraints at all, the locals see that sort of thing and think all is okay, same as the ridiculous car ads here, monkey see monkey do type of mentality.

 

RIP young one, just another tragic victim.

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45 minutes ago, Bob12345 said:

I see the same, some of those friends being doctors and nurses and having seen accident victims from close by.

 

How can they be so blind that one day they unsuccesfully operate on someone who lost his life because of not wearing a seatbelt, and the next day they dont wear one themselves?

Same same here,..I saw some nurses that work in the emergency unit in a hospital in Chiang Mai, go out for lunch and driving there motorbike without a helmet!

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