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Video: Six year old boy dead - but driver survives, thanks to amulet

 

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Image: Thai Rath

 

Shocking footage from the Kanchanaburi to Makhamtia checkpoint road showed a pick-up lose control and veer side on into the path of an oncoming car. 

 

The car - a Toyota Yaris - had no chance to avoid the collision that occurred between KM markers 70 and 71. 

 

 

A six year old boy died in the accident and five were injured. 

 

Natdanai, 6, had to be cut out of the pick-up - he passed away later in hospital. 

 

But the driver of the Yaris - Sangwan, 63 - survived without injury. 

 

He said that was due to his amulet.

 

Source: Thai Rath

 

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2 minutes ago, unamazedloso said:

pickup was speeding and thebone in front being a typical thai tortoise ...

Too true.  The Thai tortoises are just as dangerous as they randomly slow down to nothing for no obvious reason or they arrive at a junction and eventually proceed in fits and starts.  Very dangerous and even more mind-boggling as to what the intention actually is.  I always tell my wife to give them a wide berth and try to not get stressed, though appreciate that it's not that easy.  

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2 hours ago, unamazedloso said:

Anyone speaking of amulets should be shot in the head.

Yea that sounds like an "appropriate" punishment...  🤨🙄
 

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Maybe wrong - but if you watch closely after the accident you will see a dog run across the road.  I dont think the speeding truck was avoiding it, but I think the one in front (the tortoise) may have slowed down because of the dog, and the person in the truck reacted way too late - and then slammed on the brakes causing lose of control.  As we all know, in Thailand there is very little maintenance of vehicles and the trucks suspension and brakes and tyres were probably all in bad shape. 

 

The lesson for all is to own a big car/truck/mercedes - or buy an amulet 🙂

 

 

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3 hours ago, pattjock said:

Everyone in Thailand wear an amulet still more people die in traffic here than anywhere else. Maybe, just maybe, wearing an amulet have nothing to do with weather you survive or not.

Some Thais would probably argue the road toll would likely be double if they didn't wear amulets.

Alas, a tragedy that could have been avoided.

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