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Driver dead, French tourists ‘critical’ after 10-wheeler slams SUV in Krabi

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Driver dead, French tourists ‘critical’ after 10-wheeler slams SUV in Krabi

The Phuket News

 

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PHUKET:-- At least one French tourist has died and two other French nationals are critical condition in hospital after the SUV they were travelling in was slammed head-on by an out-of-control 10-wheeled truck south of Krabi Town today (Feb 15).

 

Lt Col Piroat Chanachai of the Nuea Khlong Police confirmed to The Phuket News that the accident happened at about 12:45pm.

 

“There were four passengers inside the car. The passengers, all French tourists, were travelling from Koh Lanta island to Krabi International Airport,” he explained.

 

The 10-wheeled truck slammed into the Fortuner, registered as a “green plate” commercial passenger vehicle, on Phetkasem Rd in Nuea Khlong District, south of Krabi Town.

 

“The driver, a Thai man, died at the scene. Three foreigners, all French, have been rushed to Krabi Hospital,” Col Piroat said.

 

“I can’t give any other details about them for now,” he added.

 

The accident left two of the French tourists, a man and a woman, in the middle of the road, knocked clear out of the SUV by the force of the impact.

 

Full Story: http://www.thephuketnews.com/driver-dead-french-tourists-critical-after-10-wheeler-slams-suv-in-krabi-61033.php#9pDcL2sZzVQuYspM.97

 
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There is an update on the linked story saying two french women have now died from their injuries ages 18 and 55

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So so sad, People come here on Vacation and end up going back in a Box....

 

The Carnage continues.......sadly......

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UPDATE: The Phuket News has been informed that the four French nationals were a family on holiday. Two of them, an 18-year-old woman and a 55-year-old woman, have both died from their injuries. An 18-year-old man with the same family name has sustained critical injuries.

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If the police did their job properly this would happen far less frequently.  There needs to be a zero tolerance policy to ban drivers from driving for minor offences and fine them heavily.  Can help alleviate the traffic problem as an added bonus and put more people (albeit the idiots) on public transport.

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1 hour ago, terminatorchiangmai said:

And the driver of the truck ? Tested for drugs ?

 

 

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13 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

The accident left two of the French tourists, a man and a woman, in the middle of the road, knocked clear out of the SUV by the force of the impact.

Not using seat belts?

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35 minutes ago, Jimbo2014 said:

If the police did their job properly this would happen far less frequently.  There needs to be a zero tolerance policy to ban drivers from driving for minor offences and fine them heavily.  Can help alleviate the traffic problem as an added bonus and put more people (albeit the idiots) on public transport.

I would think about what you just said, I doubt whether there's a driver on the planet that's never committed a minor offence! Tachometers controlling driver speed and length of time spent at the wheel is the obvious answer. Speed cameras wouldn't go amiss either. The police in Thailand will never do their job properly btw.

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42 minutes ago, evadgib said:

In UK recently the owner of a truck and his maintenance manager were jailed after a fatal accident involving an unroadworthy lorry. Unless or until this lot do same the carnage here will continue.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jan/27/bath-tipper-truck-crash-haulage-boss-and-mechanic-jailed

Sirens heard as I type...

What a tragic story in the Guardian. At least the judiciary in the UK works as it should and the real criminals are jailed... unlike here.

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