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Is 500 baht fine enough? Patient dies after irresponsible motorists fail to pull over for ambulance

 

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A Thai man has died after rude and inconsiderate motorists failed to get out of the way of an ambulance trying desperately to save him.

 

The ambulance had its siren blaring, lights flashing and horn sounding.

 

Yet this was not enough to alert two vans impeding its progress.

 

One of the drivers claimed they didn't hear the ambulance.

 

Juju Panatsaya, a niece of the deceased, went online to express her sorrow at losing her beloved uncle.

 

He was a terminal liver cancer patient, reported Daily News.

 

He had been in his way from Ayuthaya to Buriram. While going through Korat he took a turn for the worse and the ambulance driver decided to turn on his siren.

 

A video clearly showed the number plates of the offending vehicles.

 

There was no report of police action in the Daily News article. 

 

A 500 baht fine exists for the offence of impeding an emergency vehicle, notes Thaivisa. 

 

Such fines are far greater in many countries and after plenty of similar stories in recent years there have been increasing calls to punish such inconsiderate drivers more severely.

 

Source: Daily News

 

 

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I didn't see the video.

 

But on local roads it's very hard to let ambulance go first. Roads are narrow, full of traffic, cars parked on curbs, motorcycles everywhere... . Sometimes I have ambulance behind me with sirens on and I can't let it go/blocking it, because I have simply nowhere to go... .

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25 minutes ago, colinneil said:

Why hide the offending vehicles number plates?

Their number plates should be displayed everywhere, just to show others what arrogant a++e holes they are.

Nobody cares, so it would make no difference to the attitude or actions of others.  

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How about a charge of attempted murder.

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