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One teen student dead, 8 injured after pick up driver checks message on his phone

 

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An 18 year old pick-up driver who fled the scene after killing a student told police that he had momentarily looked down at a Line message that popped up on his phone. 

 

Narubet, 18, said he had been following a 10 wheel truck when he got the message. When he looked back up he was right up the rear of the truck and swerved left then right to try and avoid a collision. 

 

He said he hit something but was not sure what - he fled in a panic but was stopped further down the Ban Praew - Phraprathon Road in Samut Sakhon yesterday evening. 

 

He had hit the back of a minivan taking nine students home from Sirinthorn Ratchawithayalai School, Nakhon Pathom. 

 

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The driver lost control of the van that ended up on its side after hitting a lamppost in the central reservation. 

 

Dead at the scene was 16 year old M5 student Phathit. The eight injured were taken to three area hospitals. 

 

The driver only suffered minor injuries and did not need hospital treatment.

 

Local officials were visiting the injured and providing moral support to parents, reported 77 kaoded. 

 

Police were testing the urine of the pick-up driver after the accident around 5.30 pm yesterday. 

 

Source: 77kaoded

 

 

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That says it all really. Another life lost and all caused by a stupid smart phone.   

Taking responsibility is out of the question.

Momentarily? Would not surprise me in the slightest to discover a continuous exchange of messages covering the entire period he was behind the wheel. Anything less than a manslaughter charge will be a

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13 minutes ago, webfact said:

The driver only suffered minor injuries and did not need hospital treatment.

Even if he was seriously injured, he shouldn't get any hospital treatment.

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59 minutes ago, webfact said:

he had momentarily looked down

In life all that it take to ruin lives is ' Momentarily'...

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4 minutes ago, edwinchester said:

They were talking about the driver of the minivan that was rear ended by the pickup.

Thanks, you're right.

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Thai's can obviously see and read about these accidents daily it's on the the TV also but it just does not seem to sink in.

Phuket police want to pat themselves on the back after no deaths 7 days of danger, fair enough but what now? back to normal I ask myself?

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2 minutes ago, Ramen087 said:

This is why some countries have created the crime of Vehicular Homicide. Is Thailand one of them? 

Dont think so

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