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Father run over, killed, in front of wife and kids

Phuket Gazette 

 

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The father of two was run over and killed in front of his wife and children while crossing the road to shop at 7-Eleven. Photo: Winai Sarot

 

PHUKET: -- A father of two on holiday with his family was run over and killed in front of his wife and children while crossing Thepkassattri Road during a stop-off to shop at 7-Eleven late last night.

The 54-year-old man, identified as Shengbin Lu, was part of a group of Chinese tourists on their way to Phuket Airport to fly home after being picked up from their hotel in Patong.

The fatal collision occurred around 11pm on the southbound carriageway of Thepkassattri Road in Baan Muang Mai, north of central Thalang, after the bus driver pulled over on the northbound carriageway so the tourists could cross the road to the PTT gas station on the southbound side, where the 7-Eleven store is located, Thalang Police Lt Sanich Nookong told the Gazette last night. 

 

Full story: http://www.phuketgazette.net/phuket-news/Father-run-killed-front-wife-kids/65368?desktopversion#ad-image-0

 
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Good god, how fast does a vehicle have to be speeding to kill a grown man on impact?

 

Certainly alcohol involved and video will provide a plate number but driver will turn himself in tomorrow after he has sobered up. 

 

Poor kids...the only reason for this tragedy is because this place is a complete free-for-all.

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8 minutes ago, ClutchClark said:

Good god, how fast does a vehicle have to be speeding to kill a grown man on impact?

 

Certainly alcohol involved and video will provide a plate number but driver will turn himself in tomorrow after he has sobered up. 

 

Poor kids...the only reason for this tragedy is because this place is a complete free-for-all.

 

What are you talking about .... the car driver was charged ...

 

Read the entire story ... there is even a photo of the car at the scene of the accident.

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11 minutes ago, ClutchClark said:

Good god, how fast does a vehicle have to be speeding to kill a grown man on impact?

 

Certainly alcohol involved and video will provide a plate number but driver will turn himself in tomorrow after he has sobered up. 

 

Poor kids...the only reason for this tragedy is because this place is a complete free-for-all.

Free for all?  An idiot bus driver stopped on the wrong side of a busy dual carriageway for people to go shopping. Its not as if there aren't enough 7-11s heading north is it? 

 

The poor individual stepped out either from in front or in back (based on where the door is, the front is more likely) and gets clipped by a vehicle- you don't know how he landed.  You assume alcohol involves- where is your proof?

 

A vehicle travelling at anywhere near or above 'normal' speed would be hard pressed to stop if someone darts in front of them- I have to hit my brakes around 10 times each journey I make due to pedestrians showing no road sense.

 

Read the full article and save the histrionics for those that warrant it. The reason for this sad death is down to the bus driver doing something stupid.

 

Although charged Mr Pallop may not be prosecuted if he is not found to be at fault once the facts are better known.

 

The bus company should be prosecuted for negligence for allowing the stop in the first place.

 

 

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20 minutes ago, ClutchClark said:

Good god, how fast does a vehicle have to be speeding to kill a grown man on impact?

 

Certainly alcohol involved and video will provide a plate number but driver will turn himself in tomorrow after he has sobered up. 

 

Poor kids...the only reason for this tragedy is because this place is a complete free-for-all.

So a car driver hits a man crossing the road in front of him, at a place where I'd guess the average speed is 90 k/h. It is a four lane, divided road there.

But now alcohol mist be involved?

 

The driver was there, but still he will turn himself in tomorrow?

 

It may be a good idea to look at the buscompany, having their customers cross a 4 lane road to buy some snacks is not a good and safe idea.

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Psimbo,

How many drivers have not had alcohol by 11:00 at night ? 

 

So you have determined the driver is not culpable and the deceased "darted" in front of the car and the road was "busy".

 

I didn't read those points in the article...could you highlight those section for me sport?

 

Thanks

 

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35 minutes ago, LivinginKata said:

 

What are you talking about .... the car driver was charged ...

 

Read the entire story ... there is even a photo of the car at the scene of the accident.

 

LiK,

 

Alright, next time I will read the entire article  ;-)

 

 

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I'm always surprised so few Chinese are killed on the streets and roads of Thailand, it's as if they have never seen motorized vehicles before, but that can't be right.

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When will people learn, the LOS is not a family holiday destination? There's nothing safe about the place.

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1 minute ago, Kru Baa said:

When will people learn, the LOS is not a family holiday destination? There's nothing safe about the place.

 

When will people learn that any family holiday destination can be un safe by stupid actions

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There should be some sort of leaflets that could be dealt out on the airport with pictures of dead bodies so everyone understaznd Thailand is not like home when it comes to the dangerous  traffic and number of accidents . 

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4 minutes ago, Peterw42 said:

 

When will people learn that any family holiday destination can be un safe by stupid actions

Are there any other kinds of actions in Thailand lately?

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1 hour ago, Psimbo said:

The poor individual stepped out either from in front or in back (based on where the door is, the front is more likely) and gets clipped by a vehicle- you don't know how he landed.  You assume alcohol involves- where is your proof?

 

 

Maybe you too should read the news report. Nothig to do with exiting the bus. He was clipped crossing the main road as he was straggling behind the main group.

 

For sure the bus driver should have found a 7-11 on the north bound side of the dual highway.

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2 hours ago, LivinginKata said:

 

What are you talking about .... the car driver was charged ...

 

Read the entire story ... there is even a photo of the car at the scene of the accident.

the only reason for this tragedy is because this place is a complete free-for-all. I comfirm.

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An insensitive troll post has been removed as well as the appropriate replies. 

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