Jump to content
BANGKOK
Rimmer

Wrong-way 15-year-old driver killed by oncoming truck

Recommended Posts

Wrong-way 15-year-old driver killed by oncoming truck

Pattaya-News-3-N-Jan-23-05-10-wheeler-hi

 

SATTAHIP:--A junior-high student driving the wrong way on Sukhumvit Road died when he crashed head-on into a 10-wheeled truck.


Jirapat Phumisak, 15, died instantly when the Wuthipanya Rattanakul Co. Isuzu freight truck ran over his head after the ninth-grader’s Honda grazed the oncoming truck and crashed at the U-Turn in front of 700-rai Market Jan. 23.

 

Driver Somnuk Sommanat, 48, said he was bringing dirt to the 700-Rai Market. He said the boy was driving against traffic and lost control of the bike when he tried to avoid truck.

 

Read more: https://www.pattayamail.com/news/wrong-way-15-year-old-driver-killed-by-oncoming-truck-285574

-- PATTAYA MAIL 2020-01-28—

  • Sad 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, bluesofa said:

A helmet saved my life when I was hit by another motorcyclist and knocked into the path of a pickup travelling in the same direction.

One side of my helmet had white scratch marks from the concrete road, the other side had black rubber marks from the tyre of the pickup.

 

I'm happy for you and your loved ones. 

 

But that anecdote doesn't change the fact that you're 20-40 times per km as likely to die on a scooter than safely ensconced in a 4 wheeled vehicle with doors and seatbelts.  There's a small window between the scooter wreck you'll walk away from even with no helmet, and the one that's going to kill you regardless of any helmet.  

 

I'd say that, in the same situation, you'd have just had a scratch in your door had you been in a car or truck.

 

  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't think it was the driving the wrong way that killed him, more the lack of driving skills and being able to avoid a massive truck coming the other way..

Probably would have happened to him at some point driving the correct way on a single lane road, with a truck coming the other way !!

Sometimes I drive the wrong way down the hard shoulder but I tend to avoid any vehicles coming toward me...

  • Sad 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, ThreeEyedRaven said:

Tragic that a kid on a 30-40-50K bike dies for lack of a 2000 Baht helmet,

 

11 hours ago, impulse said:

 

You figure a helmet's going to save someone when a truck runs over his head?

 

My thoughts exactly.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, Rimmer said:

Wrong-way 15-year-old driver killed by oncoming truck

R.I.P. boy!
Probably without a license, in this case the parents are to be considered completely responsible!
The old truck probably had problems with the brakes and the driver perhaps on drugs!
When the police begin to pay some attention to all those (they are many) who are going in the wrong direction, not just mopeds!

  • Confused 1
  • Sad 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...