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Two highway cops in hospital after trucker falls asleep on the motorway

 

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Two highway policemen were injured after an 18 wheel truck plowed into a patrol car on the motorway inbound to Bangkok yesterday.

 

The police had pulled over a ten wheel truck for illegally passing in an outer lane. 

 

Senior sergeant majors Kraiyuth who was driving and Thanaphon on radio duties were taken to hospital.

 

Witthawat, 29, said he had made a delivery in Rayong and was on his way back to the company in Saraburi.

 

He said he felt sleepy and tried to fight it until the parking area at the weigh station in Muang Chonburi. There was no where before then to stop safely, he said.

 

He saw that the police had pulled over a truck onto the hard shoulder ahead but then he had a microsleep and hit the patrol car and the other truck. 

 

He said it was lucky no one was killed and apologized.

 

Rattana, 28, the driver of the ten wheeler said he was pulled over after overtaking illegally. 

 

The accident happened at KM marker 88 in the SiRacha area of Chonburi.

 

Soure: Manager Online

 

 

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

Two highway cops in hospital after trucker falls asleep on the motorway

Break-failure.  🤔  <think about it....>

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Just now, connda said:

Break-failure.  🤔  <think about it....>

Dude should have pulled over, taken a break, and slept.  But he failed to.
Cause of accident?
Break-failure.  <slide whistle; cymbal crash; glass-breaking>

 

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I don't know Thai traffic law but in England if you pull over and fall asleep on the hard shoulder you can be charged with obstruction by the police.

 

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4 hours ago, RobU said:

I don't know Thai traffic law but in England if you pull over and fall asleep on the hard shoulder you can be charged with obstruction by the police.

 

Yes especially on the M25, they seem to pull over and stop just about anywhere here. 

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On 1/27/2021 at 4:29 PM, transam said:

My Thai chum, a police Captain, was killed doing his job by one of these clowns...........:mad:

I thought Captains just sat in an office and collected brown envelopes and left all the grunt work to the plebs?

 

condolences for the loss of your friend.

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1 hour ago, HashBrownHarry said:

I thought Captains just sat in an office and collected brown envelopes and left all the grunt work to the plebs?

 

condolences for the loss of your friend.

No, actually, he was stopping drivers for drug testing, he and a squady were squashed as the 18 wheeler ploughed through their check point.

He was an incredibly nice chap....😪

 

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33 minutes ago, transam said:

No, actually, he was stopping drivers for drug testing, he and a squady were squashed as the 18 wheeler ploughed through their check point.

He was an incredibly nice chap....😪

 

It always happens to the good ones unfortunately!

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