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Video emerges of horrific Chaiyaphum crash

By The Nation

 

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Days after a horrific road accident killed two people in Chaiyaphum province, a video clip of the fatal incident has surfaced. The clip, which was recorded by a security camera at the scene, shows a Chevrolet car manoeuvring to turn right on the Chaiyapoom-Sikhio road in Chatturat district.

 

A powerful Honda CBR-650 big bike then arrives at high speed from behind and collides with the turning car. The force of the impact causes the Chevrolet to flip over.

 

The 25-year-old rider of the Honda bike was killed, along with the 81-year-old Chevrolet driver. The horrific accident took place on May 22, according data in the clip.

 

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30388460

 

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2 hours ago, lemonjelly said:

In most places, Thai road layout isn’t designed for anything doing more than 30mph. Seriously outdated. 

the place the accident happened likely has a speed limit of less than 50mph, this bike was doing over double that

 

These dangerous u-turns are the source of many accidents and the cause also usually involves someone speeding

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15 minutes ago, JonnyF said:

Especially when the driver is 81 and probably blind as a bat using the old "it'll be ok if I do it slowly" trick.

At the speed / inertia required to flip a mid-sized car, I'm sure an 18 year old, with x-ray vision, would have a hard time judging the closing speed.  

That said, in the real world, although the bike's speed was a contributing factor, the driver of the car would be judged at fault - The law is "failure to yield right of way to oncoming traffic." However, there is often a consideration as to whether there was a perceived hazard. In this case, the old guy might have an excuse.

My neighbors daughter got T-boned by a large construction truck, while attempting a U-turn. Both she, and her father, contended that it was the the truck driver's fault - "He had plenty of room to stop!"

Apparently, he didn't! 

In Thailand, everyone uses the "keep creeping into oncoming traffic until someone is forced to stop." And, in the case of a successful U-turn, once headed in the opposite direction, drive very slowly until you get your bearings straight; the cars behind you will wait. 
 

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A built up area and the bike doing that speed, just crazy.

 

And a car and a scooter just drove on by as if nothing had happened.

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59 minutes ago, Curt1591 said:

At the speed / inertia required to flip a mid-sized car, I'm sure an 18 year old, with x-ray vision, would have a hard time judging the closing speed.  

That said, in the real world, although the bike's speed was a contributing factor, the driver of the car would be judged at fault - The law is "failure to yield right of way to oncoming traffic." However, there is often a consideration as to whether there was a perceived hazard. In this case, the old guy might have an excuse.

My neighbors daughter got T-boned by a large construction truck, while attempting a U-turn. Both she, and her father, contended that it was the the truck driver's fault - "He had plenty of room to stop!"

Apparently, he didn't! 

In Thailand, everyone uses the "keep creeping into oncoming traffic until someone is forced to stop." And, in the case of a successful U-turn, once headed in the opposite direction, drive very slowly until you get your bearings straight; the cars behind you will wait. 
 

That's the problem a lot of times, they think that if you have enough time to do an emergency stop and screech to a halt 5 metres before hitting them that it's OK to pull out on you.

 

No doubt the bike was speeding, but an 81 year old creeping out into oncoming traffic is a recipe for disaster, even if the bike was going half the speed it would have probably still hit it.

 

I renewed my licence near Chaiyaphum last year, some of the people getting licences were shocking. Old women that could barely walk, during the reactions/brake test they were accelerating with the right foot and braking with the left but they still couldn't hit the brake in time. All of them passed eventually.

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13 minutes ago, JonnyF said:

I renewed my licence near Chaiyaphum last year, some of the people getting licences were shocking. Old women that could barely walk, during the reactions/brake test they were accelerating with the right foot and braking with the left but they still couldn't hit the brake in time. All of them passed eventually.

I watched a drunk taxi driver taking the reaction test. He kept failing it, over and over. Both he, and the examiner, laughed like crazy. Finally, after the examiner collected herself, she simply checked him off and sent him to the next test. 

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2 hours ago, stephenterry said:

U-turns are awaiting death traps. Just one car waiting on the other lane can block their road view for those turning. This video is horrific in that the motorbike rider seemed well in excess of the speed limit and riding in the fast lane, while the Chevy driver didn't seem to take any precautions before attempting to turn.

 

Two fatalities too many.

 

 

While I admit U-turns are not the best method of allowing cars to change directions... they don't actually kill anyone, idiots kill themselves !

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motorbike = donor bike

 

and still they let farangs rent one with zero experience in most cases

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