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Student killed after collision with cement truck

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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The cement truck involved in the accident. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

 

PHUKET:-- A 16-year-old student was killed this morning (Oct 27) after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a cement truck near Boat Plaza at Moo 5, Ratsada Subdistrict, Muang District.

 

Capt Wiphawan Wattananeangthanong from Phuket City Police confirmed that the 16-year-old male was a second year student at Phuket Technology college and was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.

 

On arriving at the scene this morning, Capt Wiphawan, rescue workers and emergency service staff from Vachira Phuket Hospital found a white and blue HINO brand truck with the registration 71-8813, Songkhla parked at the side of the road.

 

Full Story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/student-killed-after-collision-with-cement-truck-77785.php

 

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Two things - don't argue with a cement truck, give them a wide berth; and kudos to the driver for not running away, presumably he wasn't high or drunk. As for the helmet, I doubt it would've made much difference. Sorry for the kid's family. Sending a 16 year old kid out on a motorbike in Thailand is always going to be a gamble though. My own mother hated and banned two things in our household, motorbikes and knives.

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18 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

A 16-year-old student was killed this morning (Oct 27) after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a cement truck near Boat Plaza at Moo 5, Ratsada Subdistrict, Muang District.

A single mistake with a truck that heavy isn't going to end well.

RiP young man

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He was driving on FOOTPATH ! Lost his balance and drove under the truck on the road?

Then he was run over. Yup,  driving needs your attention all the time. 

 

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On 10/27/2020 at 5:14 PM, snoop1130 said:

Student killed after collision with cement truck

Isn't it Illegal to Ride a Motorbike on the Footpath  nowadays ?  

I can't see a problem for the Truck Driver

 

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17 minutes ago, ChipButty said:

Is he old enough to ride a bike at 16? legally I should have said

yes, provided he is licenced

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16 hours ago, digger70 said:

Isn't it Illegal to Ride a Motorbike on the Footpath  nowadays ?  

I can't see a problem for the Truck Driver

 

No, not correct.

 

Driving on footpath without necessary reason is a 500b fine.

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1 hour ago, beechbum said:

No, not correct.

 

Driving on footpath without necessary reason is a 500b fine.

According to the Law You are Wrong.

 

Driving a motorbike on the pavement is, of course, illegal – no prizes for guessing that. It's an offence that is covered by the Land Traffic Act 1979, which provides for fines of between ฿400 and ฿1,000. But like so many laws in Thailand, it's rarely – and certainly inconsistently – enforced. Report motorcycles riding on footpaths today for a 1,000 baht ...

thethaiger.com › hot-news › transport › report-motorcy...

 

Aug 1, 2019 — Bangkok motorcyclist, riding on footpaths, will be fined 2,000 on-the-spot from today. ... offered the reward after the previous 1,000 baht fine didn't appear to act as a deterrent. ... 39 people on the new long stay visa arrived last week, a small, yet ... 7 new Thai Covid-19 cases in quarantine, all asymptomatic.  

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I don't think that the lad was riding on the footpath, why should he be? If you look behind the truck to were the accident took place, the footpath is blocked by a builder's screen.

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43 minutes ago, ChipButty said:

That should be interesting, Overtaking on the left side of a vehicle how do they plan to implement that?

At least it does settle one  argument that has been running on this forum for at least 6 years. (that I know of)

 

It is, in fact illegal to overtake on the left. Now all they have to do is to persuade all the right hand lane hoggers to move over!

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