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8 minutes ago, Liverpoolfan said:

was the driver playing candycrush on his phone? 

Nah,  he was picking his nose with his left hand , squeezing a spot with his right, whilst swigging  lao khaow from a M150 bottle.

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One trip only on one of these licenced coffins-on-wheels in 1996, CM to Fang, was enough - as Sticky Wicket says, to convince me "NEVER AGAIN" ! Never got there - he stopped at Mae Malai market for fuel and I and a Thai girl I was chatting with in cum-muang (northern Thai) jumped out. She yelled "pa-sart" - meaning nuts or crazy, to the driver.

(At least four near-misses in the last twenty kms.) Like S. Wicket (?), I used to jump out of perfectly sound aircraft whilst in the army and I consider that with all my training, it was far far safer than ever getting in a Thai-driven minivan. Ticket to a near-death-experience is more like it. At the time there was a bonus though - the young lady ended up staying with me for months ! 

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3 hours ago, Mitkof Island said:

Pattaya = Foreigners= Mini Van = ZERO COMMON SENSE

Eeeh? What is equal to what? 😉

 

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3 hours ago, ChipButty said:

Welcome to Thailand get well soon

CHipbutty nailed it right....just another day in the thunderdome...sadly!  Wish it were not that way.

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5 hours ago, Aussiepeter said:

One trip only on one of these licenced coffins-on-wheels in 1996, CM to Fang, was enough - as Sticky Wicket says, to convince me "NEVER AGAIN" !

 

I took 2 trip on a public van route.  The first one was so bad I thought it had to be a fluke.  The second one was even worse.  I never took a public (with a route) van again. 

 

But I did often hire private vans after getting driver references from friends.  Some of the drivers are real good.  But I'd never choose one at random.  And the pretty girls always sat up front to keep the driver awake...

 

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Dramatic video shows high speed impact, eight British tourists injured on their way to Pattaya – VIDEO

ByThe Thaiger

 

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Dramatic highway CCTV has now been released of the crash of the passenger van, injuring eight British tourists travelling from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pattaya.

 

Three were seriously injured in the high speed crash which scattered contents of the van over the road and grassed verge between the two sides of the motorway.

 

Eight British tourists are in hospital after their passenger van crashed into the median strip metal railing on the Bangkok-Chon Buri motorway.

 

The incident occurred about 10:30am on the Pattaya southbound side of the road. 53 year old Thanakorn To-iam, the driver of the van, told police he picked up the passengers at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok and was driving them to Pattaya when the van’s left rear tyre burst, causing it to swerve and hit the railing of the road’s centre median strip.

 

All eight of the tourists received first aid at the scene before being taken to Bangkok Pattaya Hospital.

 

 

 

Source: https://thethaiger.com/hot-news/transport/dramatic-video-shows-high-speed-impact-eight-british-tourists-injured-on-their-way-to-pattaya-video

 

 

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Crikey, 3 or 4 passengers thrown out onto the road, looks like the side door

must have opened and closed on impact. Edit, it looks like they came out 

of the back with the luggage.

 

The way the van lost control, it does seem like a blowout occured, it didn't

look like it was going crazy fast, although the bends on those motorways can catch 

you out.

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That driver had no idea how to control a skid, he'd be hopeless on snow or ice, if he'd turned into the skid he could probably have retained control.....it's a training thing..

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