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Woman thrown clear of pickup, dies, in wet-road wipeout

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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Rescue workers at the scene on Saturday night (Nov 21). Photo: Kusoldharm Foundation

 

PHUKET: A 22-year-old woman died after she was thrown out the window of a pickup truck that spun out of control on a wet road and slammed into a school brick fence in Mai Khao on Saturday night (Nov 21).

 

Police and rescue workers were called to the scene, in front of Baan Tha Chatchai School on Thepkrasattri Rd northbound, in Mai Khao, at 8:30pm.

 

At the scene was a heavily damaged Toyota Hilux Vigo pickup truck half-wheel deep in water from a mains valve the pickup truck had hit.

 

Full story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/woman-thrown-clear-of-pickup-dies-in-wet-road-wipeout-78067.php

 

 

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1 hour ago, shady86 said:

Pickup drivers here are invincible, only death stops them. 

I'm one and that's not my view. Or are you referring to a certain nationality of truck driver? In which case that isn't restricted to trucks.

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29 minutes ago, jinners said:

You can't blame the government for the first, but certainly the rest. Along with kids sitting in the lap of the front seat passengers. Are people so unaware of the carnage coming from such choices? After all these years!

Said it many times...."you can't fix stupid".

 

And so sad that a young woman lost her life.

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35 minutes ago, jinners said:

You can't blame the government for the first, but certainly the rest. Along with kids sitting in the lap of the front seat passengers. Are people so unaware of the carnage coming from such choices? After all these years!

 

You can blame the government, to a certain extent.

 

Lack of information about the importance of seatbelts filtering down to the masses. Lack of adequate enforcement are the obvious ones. But also, lack of effective policies. 

 

Think of most modern cars - Annoying beeping sounds will alarm when someone sits in the drivers or passenger seat without a seat-belt. Why not in locally assembled pickups ???? - because its not a Thai law. 

 

Even worse, why do these same alarms on exist for the rear seats, even in the EU ??? - because the governments have not legislated for that. In this modern age alarms for the rear seats something we really should have in every vehicle. Why not? bottom line, cost. 

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, richard_smith237 said:

 

You can blame the government, to a certain extent.

 

Lack of information about the importance of seatbelts filtering down to the masses. Lack of adequate enforcement are the obvious ones. But also, lack of effective policies. 

 

Think of most modern cars - Annoying beeping sounds will alarm when someone sits in the drivers or passenger seat without a seat-belt. Why not in locally assembled pickups ???? - because its not a Thai law. 

 

Even worse, why do these same alarms on exist for the rear seats, even in the EU ??? - because the governments have not legislated for that. In this modern age alarms for the rear seats something we really should have in every vehicle. Why not? bottom line, cost. 

 

 

 

 

There's already an easy way round that annoying beeping sound. Take your pick

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2 hours ago, prakhonchai nick said:

Perhaps if EVERY motoring infraction meant the vehicle was impounded for 1 month and the driver banned for a minimum of 3 months the message might just get through to those with no brains

Every province in Thailand would need a very LARGE compound to keep those impounded vehicles.

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