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Four year old dead - he was in the front of a car and grabbed the driver's steering wheel

 

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Picture: Thai Rath

 

A four year old boy has succumbed to serious head injuries after he grabbed the steering wheel and caused an accident.

 

Little "Nong Rome" was with his mother in the front passenger seat of a Toyota Vios going along the Ayuthaya to Ang Thong road.

 

She was with a man who appears to be her latest love interest.

 

The pair were arguing after a trip to make merit. During their argument Rome grabbed the wheel - the Vios veered all over the road and ended up hitting a central reservation power pole.

 

Priwat, 26, the driver was conscious but hurt. Titaporn , 35, is facing more drastic surgery.....but her son is now dead after being thrown from the vehicle.

 

Priwat said he had been driving along with just one hand on the steering wheel.

 

A relative of the little boy said that he had been called and went to the scene of the accident and saw a pitiable sight - blood coming from the head wound of his nephew.

 

He said that Rome had had heart problems since birth, meaning that he needed to go to Bangkok for treatment every three months.

 

Another relative at the cremation for Rome said that they didn't know the driver - just that Titaporn had hooked up with him and they argued frequently.

 

They are all demanding a full police investigation.

 

Thaivisa notes that not once in the Thai Rath story is it mentioned that it is negligent of a parent or guardians to allow a child to travel on the lap in the front of a car.

 

All the blame is directed to the driver of the car.

 

Picture: Thai Rath

 

 

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A thai child car seat=mommys lap in the front seat.

 

They just don't get it. RIP

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sounds like the mum may have lurched over towards the driver, to do whatever... 

- meanwhile the kid gets sent flying bu her lurching, and probably tangled the wheel?

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You'll never go out of business in Thailand if you are in the funeral business (monks etc) or  vehicle repairs. 

 

Hospitals and 'ambulances/staff' also get an abundance of work on a daily basis.

 

Wonder how much insurance gets paid out in all these horror incidents?

 

Must be pennies or they would be out of business

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9 minutes ago, tinca tinca said:

i was taught to always HAVE TWO HANDS ON STEERING WHEEL at ten to two !!!

British? I was taught the same - then they invented power steering 🙂

You may have heard the term “10 and 2 driving”. This refers to the position in which you should hold your hands on the steering wheel (it is most often described in terms of how the placement of your hands relates to numbers on a clock). However, the technique for proper placement of your hands on the steering wheel has changed dramatically over the years. NHTSA now recommends the technique known as “9 and 3”. Place your left hand on the left portion of the steering wheel in a location approximate to where the nine would be if the wheel was a clock. Your right hand should be placed on the right portion of the wheel where the three would be located. These recommendations are quite flexible, but keep in mind that10 and 2 o’clock is no longer recommended because it can be dangerous in vehicles with smaller steering wheels and equipped with airbags.

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4 minutes ago, Just Weird said:

Or, perhaps it happened just as the OP reported.

Maybe it did JW.......... I don't like the way I have started to view things since I moved to Thailand (22 years) ---2 people in the middle of a screaming argument, car crashes but no one can be arrested ...its the sole fault of the infant, stronger than the driver when he grabbed the wheel........ no car cam I Take it..........:coffee1:

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21 minutes ago, tinca tinca said:

i was taught to always HAVE TWO HANDS ON STEERING WHEEL at ten to two !!!

..... or at any time of the day for that matter.

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5 minutes ago, sanuk711 said:
18 minutes ago, Just Weird said:

Or, perhaps it happened just as the OP reported.

Maybe it did JW.......... I don't like the way I have started to view things since I moved to Thailand (22 years) ---2 people in the middle of a screaming argument, car crashes but no one can be arrested ...its the sole fault of the infant, stronger than the driver when he grabbed the wheel

The argument wasn't described a "a screaming argument" and, if the boy did grab the wheel, when the veering car's front wheel hits the kerb of the central reservation at an angle that can easily rip the steering wheel from the strongest man's hand and it's then out of control.

 

As both survivors were injured it's safe to assume that they were taken to hospital which would happen before any charges were made; just because charges weren't mentioned doesn't mean that there will be none.

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