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Video: Car doors (and the people who open them)....enemy of motorcyclists claims another victim

 

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Image: Thai Rath

 

A 31 year old Thai woman motorcyclist was taken to hospital after a driver getting his laundry opened his pick-up door right into her path. 

 

She was involved in a collision with the door then was then run over by a Honda Civic coming up behind. 

 

Warning: Graphic Footage

 

 

Waraporn was taken to Ban Beung hospital after the accident on the Ban Beung to Nong Bon Daeng Road in Chonburi yesterday evening. 

 

Police examined dash cam footage from the Civic to determine what happened.

 

Source: Thai Rath

 

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car doors have been around for years and this one was perfectly innocent!

 

how hard is it, especially in a country as over run with motorcycles as this one, to just check before opening a car door onto a busy road.

 

i did see someone take out an opening car door with their car in a car park once, i couldn't help ruefully smiling as it was such an obviously easy accident to avoid.

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13 minutes ago, rooster59 said:

She was involved in a collision with the door then was then run over by a Honda Civic coming up behind. 

manslaughter; throw the book at the door-opener

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Motorcycle right, car wrong.

 

Long long ago I wrongly opened a car door just 10 inches. A metropolitan bus caught the edge of the door in its stairwell and instantly ripped it out of my hand and off the car. They explained it was my fault.

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45 minutes ago, DLock said:

I opened the curb side door of a taxi in BKK and took out a motorcyclist whizzing down the gutter lane.

 

Bent the taxi door backwards. He wasn't very happy.

 

My fault? Maybe. 

 

In this case, just an accident - both should have been more aware.

I had the same experience. The inner bike lanes are highly dangerous, especially when motorcyclists drive in them at high speed, and both with and against the traffic. It also makes turning left into a soi very hazardous, and they appear to have magical powers to make red lights appear green to motocy drivers, at zebra (pedestrian) crossings. Of course a pavement, (or sidewalk) is also a wonderful new bike lane facility to motocy, and every which way.

 

My accident happened near to my condo, so my trusty condo office staff came to my rescue, and although the taxi driver "dropped" me to alight from his car, I paid him THB2000 to fix his door; my fault for being a farang. The motocy driver wanted money on the same basis as the "farang tax", but was less successful in extorting it.

 

Does any other city have inner motor bike lanes? What's the logic of making it the inner lane? 

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1 hour ago, rooster59 said:

Police examined dash cam footage from the Civic to determine

how  much they could extort out of this??

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1 hour ago, rooster59 said:

Police examined dash cam footage from the Civic to determine what happened.

Do they need to see a video for this?

Anyone who opens a vehicle door without taking the precaution that it can do so without danger to other road users is at fault.
But obviously the mirror is not used for that since it is exclusively used to redo a beauty ...

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37 minutes ago, Somtamnication said:

Why can't drivers look behind before opening doors? RIght side of the brain not working?

Most drivers in Thailand don't "look". Doesn't matter if they stand still or move.

They expect that all others "look".
And this is the only solution for yourself. Keep your eyes wide open.

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