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Swede dies in accident in Hua Hin

by Maria Jønsson

 

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The street where the accident occured. Taken from Google Maps.

 

HUA HIN: -- A 68-year-old Swedish man has died after being hit by a car at an intersection where he went by motorcycle taxi. The man was a resident in Stockholm, and the Foreign Ministry in Sweden confirms that his relatives have been informed.

 

The accident happened on 28 November 2016 in Hua Hin, and the Swede had just left a dinner with his friend, and was on his way home on a motorcycle taxi. The accident occurred on the night between Monday and Tuesday, Swedish time.


Dan Magnusson, 75, says he had been at a dinner with the 68-year-old – one of his best friends – and that the two were on their way home. Since they were going in different directions, they chose different means of transport. The 68-year-old took a motorcycle taxi.


At an intersection, the driver stopped at a red light. 

 

Full story: http://scandasia.com/swede-dies-in-accident-in-hua-hin/

 

-- ScandAsia 2016-12-02

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Although unreported in the article, I imagine the motorcycle driver was killed also ?

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Correct me if I am wrong, but as I understand it, there is no penalty here, for hit and run. In other words, there is no additional penalty for fleeing the scene of a crime. No wonder. Between owning up to the responsibility, the costs involved, and the loss of face, one can see why so many cowards flee the scene of the crime. Until law enforcement gets serious about this, little will change, and the carnage will continue unabated. Way to go. The country is about to overtake Libya for the number one spot when it comes to road deaths, per capita. Not exactly the kind of number one a country wants to be known for. 

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What do you expect from Thai drivers? Courtesy? Consideration? Obedience of the law? Compassion? Forward thinking?

 

Answer: no no no no and no

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It is so great that people here in Thai Visa forum always knows everything better than local police :) How do you know that this driver who hit the motorcycle has not yet been arrested by the police? Of course I´m sad about death of this Swede but what worries me is, that these motorcycle taxis normally don´t have a helmet to offer for their customers even it is compulsory  to use for both.

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I would suggest that many Thais seen as causing an accident flee the scene incase they get lynched.

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1 hour ago, Borzandy said:

RIP.

Another hit and run. One more, and no one will be punished.

 

1 hour ago, spidermike007 said:

Correct me if I am wrong, but as I understand it, there is no penalty here, for hit and run. In other words, there is no additional penalty for fleeing the scene of a crime.

 

1 hour ago, ChaoDangChard said:

This murdering hit and run driver, has to be found and brought to justice! There must be CCTV somewhere around

 

17 minutes ago, Gandtee said:

I would suggest that many Thais seen as causing an accident flee the scene incase they get lynched.

 

You all surely understand English better than me.

Can one of you show me where they say the car driver fled the scene?

They say " When the driver saw the red light coming, he gassed up instead of slowing down,”. Nobody said he didn't stop after the crash...

 

 

RIP Swedish man :402:

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1 hour ago, Cuchulainn said:

What do you expect from Thai drivers? Courtesy? Consideration? Obedience of the law? Compassion? Forward thinking?

 

Answer: no no no no and no

Not all....

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Just a hunch, but as the one driver saw the red light coming he sped up and the other driver possibly jumped the light.  I often see this, at intersections, no one looks or waits a bit when the light turns green, just go forward.

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" When the driver saw the red light coming, he gassed up instead of slowing down,” 

 

this is so typical of Thai behaviour. Same thing with a potential hazard up ahead when all the traffic slows down at the same time but you always get some jerk on a motorbike who speeds up through any narrow gap available.

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55 minutes ago, Jedsada3 said:

 

 

 

 

You all surely understand English better than me.

Can one of you show me where they say the car driver fled the scene?

They say " When the driver saw the red light coming, he gassed up instead of slowing down,”. Nobody said he didn't stop after the crash...

 

 

RIP Swedish man :402:

 

 

I think it is a presumption. Many Thai men flee the scene of a crime. Many are emotionally unprepared for the consequences, when they have caused the accident out of carelessness. And since there is little in the way of a deterrent under Thai law, there is little incentive to stick around, and pay the price from the mayhem they have caused.

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2 hours ago, Cuchulainn said:

What do you expect from Thai drivers? Courtesy? Consideration? Obedience of the law? Compassion? Forward thinking?

 

Answer: no no no no and no

Generalizations are out of place here. Your assertion is simple thai bashing. Shame on you.

R.I.P swedish Man.

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