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Hanging wires claim yet another life - 74 year old grandfather dead at the scene

 

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Thailand's infamous dangling cables have claimed yet another life of an elderly motorcyclist.

 

Dead at the scene in Lam Lukka Klong 4 opposite Big C was 74 year old Hom Jiamton, a local man.

 

He had suffered head injuries after coming off his Honda Wave and being run over by a pick-up that was following. 

 

Wattana, 50, the driver of the pick-up that was parked 100 meters away said that the rider fell under his wheels as he was on his way from Chonburi to Patchaburi delivering a tree.

 

He alerted the police.

 

Khukhot, Pathum Thani, police examined hanging telephone cables at the scene that had caused the rider to come off and called the relevant authorities to come and sort them out. 

 

Such accidents are always in the news, notes Thaivisa. 

 

Many cables in Bangkok and other big cities have been buried but the great majority remain an eyesore or worse - a clear and present danger to pedestrians and motorcyclists in particular especially if they are dangling near roads.

 

Source: Naewna

 

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No NGO with lawyers that can help these people to sue the responsible authorities. Not only for this family but also those who are victims of puthols etc etc.That would be my favorite NGO.

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15 minutes ago, RichardColeman said:
23 hours ago, rooster59 said:

He had suffered head injuries after coming off his Honda Wave and being run over by a pick-up that was following. 

In other words he had not enough stopping distance at the speed he was going

 

Or he fell sideways under the wheels of the pickup next to him and the driver had no time to react.

 

It's difficult to see from the photos and the term ‘following’ can be misleading in the simplified report.

 

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8 hours ago, SomchaiCNX said:

No NGO with lawyers that can help these people to sue the responsible authorities. Not only for this family but also those who are victims of puthols etc etc.That would be my favorite NGO.

 

NGOs operate at the whim & cooperation of their host country.  I doubt an NGO with the intent on embarrassing Thailand would be allowed to operate.

 

Thailand will just continue to ignore problems so that they don't officially exist.

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Unbelievable, this morning I coming back from Hua hin and drove from the Phetkasem to the bypass road over the 1010, at the middle of the road (the 1010) exactly same cables like in the picture.

At the moment no motorbike but the same can happens.

And then they mention this "Many cables in Bangkok and other big cities have been buried"

I think it is still a little bit. 

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On 1/30/2021 at 7:41 AM, richard_smith237 said:

So much is wrong with this. 

 

The attitudes towards the most basic of safety standards in Thailand is outrageous.

 

 

We get posters on this forum going on about ‘nanny state’ and how they don’t want to be controlled etc - but this is exactly what the ‘nanny state’ or rather basic regulations are all about - protecting people. 

 

It really is such a shame that the Thai government fails so significantly in its duty of care. It could be argued that this is a freak incident, however, the article itself states 'such accidents are always in the news’... but this is no accident, someone is at fault for leaving these wires in this state.

While agree with your post and gave it a Like, this has nothing to do with the "nanny state". Any who make such a claim (not you) are just wrong. Road safety standards & rules, building and electrical codes & regulations, outdoor public safety regulations, etc are nothing but basic and necessary government obligations...which Thailand sorely lacks and flat out shamefully disregards. 

 

The Nanny State is controlling adults like they are children by telling them when they can and cannot buy alcohol or what websites are forbidden to them or what games are permitted to be played and what time bars and night spots must close. 

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14 minutes ago, Skeptic7 said:

While agree with your post and gave it a Like, this has nothing to do with the "nanny state". Any who make such a claim (not you) are just wrong. Road safety standards & rules, building and electrical codes & regulations, outdoor public safety regulations, etc are nothing but basic and necessary government obligations...which Thailand sorely lacks and flat out shamefully disregards. 

 

The Nanny State is controlling adults like they are children by telling them when they can and cannot buy alcohol or what websites are forbidden to them or what games are permitted to be played and what time bars and night spots must close. 

 

Or insisting that everyone take a Vaccine so that everyone (else) is protected. 

Or to limit our speeding so that the roads are safer.

Or for all non-private swimming pools to have lifeguards.

Or to have Helmet laws in place.

 

The helmet law is a popular one where people complain about nanny-state.

 

I also get it with zoning and bars not being allowed to be open past certain times in residential areas as noisy drunks keep others away. 

 

Many of the regulations people would criticise for being ‘nanny state’ are often borne of a necessity we may not understand.

 

We each have a different tolerance for the degree to which we are controlled. 

 

When it comes to banning websites etc - its definitely a step too far, but again a line has to be drawn, is it a website which insights violence etc... 

 

It's a very difficult balance and not everyone will be happy. But one thing is for sure, the government in Thailand fails significantly in its most basic duty of care for its citizens on Thailand’s roads. 

 

 

 

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On 2/1/2021 at 2:49 AM, Iron Tongue said:

 

NGOs operate at the whim & cooperation of their host country.  I doubt an NGO with the intent on embarrassing Thailand would be allowed to operate.

 

Thailand will just continue to ignore problems so that they don't officially exist.

I think you are right about that. Only if some young Thai lawyers united themselves and are willing to take on cases like this, things will get start to change. The guys would be overloaded with work. (or ........) 😞

 

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On 1/31/2021 at 12:44 PM, bkk6060 said:

One reason I never ride my motorbike after dark.  That and the numerous DUI.

I'll take this option, appears to be at least a little safer.

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