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Pattaya: British pensioner killed on motorcycle making U-turn

 

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A 74 year old British pension was killed at the scene of an accident on Sukhumvit Road near a U-turn outside Makro. 

 

Dead from head injuries was John G. 

 

He was involved in a collision with a Honda Civic driven by a fisheries department worker called Somchai, 34. 

 

The Civic had damage on its front and the motorcycle - propelled to near the footpath in the collision - was damaged on its right side. 

 

Somchai told police that he was going to work when the motorcycle cut from his left in front of him suddenly into  his path by the U-turn. He had no time to brake. 

 

The accident happened yesterday morning. 

 

Capt Wirayut Kangkala of the Pattaya Police is investigating. 

 

Source: 77kaoded

 

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74 yo. I see a lot of these elderly guys riding scooters, most of the time I see they just don't belong on the road. Too old to be riding here in Thailand, too many things to watch out for, it's very

The dangerous practice of cutting across from the left to make a U turn is all too common on the roads in Thailand. Motorcyclists seem to have an aversion to filtering across to the right in a timely

Ill add that it was not this John G     R.I.P   my namesake 😟   I'm surprised there hasn't been more accidents at that  Makro U-turn   which encourages cutting across  4 lanes of fast traffic

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9 minutes ago, mok199 said:

Somchai is a real name or just a term used for a worker of sorts or both???

Somchai is one of the most frequent first names in Thai.

I often use it playful for "average Joe" of Thailand.

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5 minutes ago, KhunBENQ said:

Somchai is one of the most frequent first names in Thai.

I often use it playful for "average Joe" of Thailand.

I often see it used in TVF ,...thanks for the clarification..have a good day...

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3 hours ago, VYCM said:

The sensible thing to do would to travel another couple of hundred metres and U turn at the traffic lights. 

It seems from the photograph that the accident occurred on the southbound road, meaning that he was turning out of the northbound (MAKRO) Road. The next lights are not until the Theprasit crossroad. 

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