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Nakhon Sawan headman killed as truck smashed by train

By THE NATION

 

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Police are investigating after a village headman on his way to a local meeting in Nakhon Sawan was killed in a high-speed collision with a train.

 

Dokruk Meemuk, 44, chief of Moo 11 in Phayuha Khiri district, was discovered dead in the front seat of his smashed pickup at a railway crossing in Sathale subdistrict after an accident at 9am on Tuesday (June 2). Police arrived at the scene to find his black Isuzu truck lying beside the tracks, wrecked by the impact with the train.

 

Witnesses told officers they saw the truck approaching the train tracks at the crossing point, which has no barricade or traffic lights, when diesel train No 4501 heading to Phitsanulok arrived at high speed.

 

Dokruk’s relatives told police that the victim had left his house that morning and was heading to a meeting with other headmen at the Phayuha Khiri district office. A delegate at the meeting later called to ask why he was not there yet.

 

Officials spent around half an hour clearing the track of debris before allowing the train, which suffered minor damage to its engine, to proceed to the next station where officials were waiting to investigate the accident.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30388951

 

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-- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2020-06-02
 

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12 hours ago, YetAnother said:

after all these years here, still can't figure out why thais can't figure out train/road intersections; both design and usage

Same problem with easy things like roundabouts (or traffic circles in other languages)

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13 hours ago, ukrules said:

He was clearly too important to stop for the train, the train can stop for him 🙄

The train was more important in this case. It did not know who he was.

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13 hours ago, YetAnother said:

after all these years here, still can't figure out why thais can't figure out train/road intersections; both design and usage

All those new U-turn bridges being built going over the tracks at every rail crossing in the country will fix that. Thai mega project.🤑

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"Clean up on aisle three. Clean up on aisle three..."

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I see the cameras clicking away...........😬

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15 hours ago, OneeyedJohn said:

They put these silly uniforms on and they lose their mind.

What mind?

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Was he familiar with that crossing or was he too late ?  

 Member hkt883100 mentioned roundabouts. A roundabout near us has a sign indicating a 'roundabout' one meter from the roundabout !!

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7 hours ago, kwak250 said:

My wife's nephew recently got a job working  for the government .

His suit has so many medals I did wonder how he had time to fight in so many wars as I can't remember him leaving the village!

 

you can get medals for all sorts of things, my favourite is; Santi Mala - Medal for Calmness

 

extensive list here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orders,_decorations,_and_medals_of_Thailand

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1 hour ago, Humpy said:

Was he familiar with that crossing or was he too late ?  

 Member hkt883100 mentioned roundabouts. A roundabout near us has a sign indicating a 'roundabout' one meter from the roundabout !!

In Surat Thani there is one showing 0 km to the roundabout.

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