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Two dead as good Samaritan taxi driver stops to help old man change his tire

 

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Two people were killed after a car plowed into two men changing a tire on Rathanathibet Road in Nonthaburi heading into Bangkok ahead of yesterday morning's rush hour. 

 

It was 5.28 am when kindly taxi driver Noppaporn stopped to help a 74 year old man who was trying to change his tire on a ramp leading to a bridge over the Bang Phlu intersection.

 

He parked his pink taxi ahead of the Peugeot car and went to assist the old man. 

 

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Picture: Sanook

 

While they were doing this a dark blue Vios smashed into them propelling the taxi driver down the road and wedging the old man under the vehicle. 

 

Both were dead before emergency services arrived. 

 

The Vios driver told Pol Lt (female) Naphaporn of the Bang Bua Thong constabulary that they did not see them.

 

The incident blocked one of Bangkok's main arteries into the city causing huge tailbacks reported Sanook. 

 

Source: Sanook

 

 
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Very sad. 

 

RIP

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How tragic, stopping to help someone and killed , who was probably busy looking in the  rather than watching the road.

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5 minutes ago, colinneil said:

How tragic, stopping to help someone and killed by a female plod, who was probably busy looking in the mirror to fix her make up, rather than watching the road.

She wasn't driving , she was taking the report from the driver.............

 

36 minutes ago, webfact said:

The Vios driver told Pol Lt (female) Naphaporn of the Bang Bua Thong constabulary that they did not see them.

 

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5 minutes ago, NE1 said:

She wasn't driving , she was taking the report from the driver.............

 

 

Oops my mistake

 

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very sad and tragic indeed,  the taxi driver should have parked 50m behind them with his flashes/hazard lights on ....  and if and orange hats available, place them out and around the car being repaired.

As for the driver of the vios, just take a look at the car, mag wheels, reverse bonnet airscoops, my guess is speeding and not watching in front.

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Its highly likely that the safety features of  Thailand's motorways  together with precautions and common sense are  either extremely poor or non existent  ! Where the hell is the emergency lane  or do they consider that bike lane sufficient! 

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

The Vios driver told Pol Lt (female) Naphaporn of the Bang Bua Thong constabulary that they did not see them.

The blind beggar got his Fortuner confiscated so.....

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58 minutes ago, colinneil said:

How tragic, stopping to help someone and killed , who was probably busy looking in the  rather than watching the road.

Change the story?

blame the police?

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57 minutes ago, colinneil said:

How tragic, stopping to help someone and killed , who was probably busy looking in the  rather than watching the road.

and or making a last minute lane change without looking to see that the way was clear.  And of course not even thinking of slowing down

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1 hour ago, Mackstask said:

He didn't see them! ceases to amaze me what Thai drivers do see when they are driving.

Easy answer, watching / using smartphone.

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