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Grisly accident in Minburi kills one, injures two

By THE NATION

 

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A man was killed and his parents seriously injured when their car was crushed by an 18-wheel trailer truck on Wednesday (September 23) morning on Suwintawong Road in Bangkok’s Minburi district.

 

Minburi Police Station was alerted of the accident at 6.20am and showed up at the site, intersection in front of the Minburi Metropolitan Electricity Authority, to find that the trailer had damaged five other cars in addition to the Toyota Corona.

 

The driver of the Toyota Corona was found dead and stuck in the wreckage. He was later identified as Arnus Jiloh, 27.

 

The passengers in the car – his parents, Prasert and Amporn, both 52 – were found to be injured and rushed to Nopparat 9 Hospital.

 

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The 41-year-old truck driver Phian Srijaroen was arrested over charges of negligent manslaughter.

 

Phian reportedly said he was driving from Saraburi to deliver construction materials to a customer in Soi Suwintawong 18.

 

“Before the accident I noticed that the air brake only had 6 per cent of pressure left, while the primary brake which uses oil has been out of order,” he said. “As I approached the intersection, I applied the brake but lost control of the truck and hit other cars before climbing onto the Toyota Corona.”

 

Police are interviewing witnesses and reviewing CCTV footage to determine the cause of accident.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30395009

 

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4 hours ago, johng said:

Why the hell where you driving the bloody  truck if you knew you had no brakes !!!!!   what a total idiot.

 

R.I.P to the  man who died.

If he didn't drive it he would have been out of a job and some other nerk would have been at the wheel. In Thailand they don't question the Boss !

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18 hours ago, webfact said:

“Before the accident I noticed that the air brake only had 6 per cent of pressure left, while the primary brake which uses oil has been out of order,” he said. “As I approached the intersection, I applied the brake but lost control of the truck and hit other cars before climbing onto the Toyota Corona.”

A further testament to "safe trusted Thailand" !!

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2 hours ago, moose7117 said:

Trucks and trailers are fitted with an emergency braking system, in Australia they are referred to as Maxi-brakes, that rely on sufficient air pressure to release them, if the air pressure drops, they engage and truck stops RAPIDLY.

i have never noticed if trucks are fitted but after a quick google search i found this pic.

In Pic you can see them circled in red, so as for Somchai's statement of low air pressure, i call shenanigans.

 

 

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What you have circled there are actually the brake actuators. All trucks and trailers will have them fitted to make the brakes work.

If the air pressure has dropped to what he "said" then the brakes should have automatically been applied. But only if the brake adjusters had been tightened up to ensure the pads will go onto the drums. This I very much doubt has been done!!

I am also not too sure what he is on about with the oil being used on the primary brake. It should be air brakes all the way through so perhaps someone can enlighten me.

Spent many years on International Trucking from the UK and when pulling trailers for one company, always had to go under the trailer when coupled up to it to adjust up the brakes as their maintainance was not the best!!

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1 hour ago, worrab said:

What you have circled there are actually the brake actuators. All trucks and trailers will have them fitted to make the brakes work.

If the air pressure has dropped to what he "said" then the brakes should have automatically been applied. But only if the brake adjusters had been tightened up to ensure the pads will go onto the drums. This I very much doubt has been done!!

I am also not too sure what he is on about with the oil being used on the primary brake. It should be air brakes all the way through so perhaps someone can enlighten me.

Spent many years on International Trucking from the UK and when pulling trailers for one company, always had to go under the trailer when coupled up to it to adjust up the brakes as their maintainance was not the best!!

Was this truck air over hydraulic (oil)? it is of coarse true that at a low air pressure would have  partially brought on the brakes, the issue here is two fold im sure.

1,  little maintenance

2,  clueless driver ( by his own admission)

 

come on Los get a police force or ministry of roads/transport that resembles those in the majority if the world.

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17 hours ago, trainman34014 said:

If he didn't drive it he would have been out of a job and some other nerk would have been at the wheel. In Thailand they don't question the Boss !

Now he is out of a job and facing a government paid holiday

As for the insurance I hope his boss has a decent bank balance

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21 hours ago, johng said:

Why the hell where you driving the bloody  truck if you knew you had no brakes !!!!!   what a total idiot.

 

R.I.P to the  man who died.

He wasnt expecting to have to stop

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