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Two women killed instantly as car plunges from third floor of Hat Yai department store car park

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Two women killed instantly as car plunges from third floor of Hat Yai department store car park

 

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Picture: Thairath

 

HAT YAI: -- Two women were dead at the scene after a Toyota Vios plunged from floor 3A at a downtown Hat Yai department store yesterday evening.

 

Police said that they think the car had been put into reverse by mistake. It ended up on its roof on the ground floor Thairath reported.

 

Store staff moved quickly to cordon off the area at 7pm as the bodies were retrieved. Both victims were 35 years old from Thepha district of Songkhla. They were named as Patama Phutsri and Pornthip Bunsingsee.

 

The railing on floor 3A was damaged. Police said that were not sure how the accident happened but the damage indicated that the vehicle was in reverse.

 

They surmised that the car was put into reverse by mistake then the driver stepped on the accelerator rather than the brake in a panic.

 

As is regular practice, the store was not named in the Thai Rath report.

 

Source: Thairath

 
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24 minutes ago, ExpatOilWorker said:

They would have walked away if they drove a Saab.

 

 

They would have walked away if the driver had put the vehicle into 1st, and not reverse. 

I love SAAB! Beautiful cars! 

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The railings are just for show? Maybe my armchair physics is rusty, but they can't have hit the guard rail with that much force, can they? We've all done stupid things in the car, such a preventable accident. 

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I bet if you turned it over you could just drive it away. Indestructible, these Toyota's. Should have worn their safety-belts, that's all.

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7 minutes ago, Bullie said:

I bet if you turned it over you could just drive it away. Indestructible, these Toyota's. Should have worn their safety-belts, that's all.

A seat belt helping when plunging from 3rd floor?

Are you serious or is this sarcasm?

Does your browser not display pictures?

 

 

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I bet it was an automatic, Fortuner ("SUV" style, big and high).

95% chance that they parked the car reverse (as almost all Thai people park reverse in the garages).

Shift to R, car slowly moves back.

Panic trample to the accelerator and off we go.

So yes, to my opinion it's doable even with these hollow rails and the curbstones

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2 minutes ago, KhunBENQ said:

I bet it was an automatic, Fortuner ("SUV" style, big and high).

95% chance that they parked the car reverse (as almost all Thai people park reverse in the garages).

Shift to R and off we go.

So yes, to my opinion it's doable even with these hollow rails and the curbstones

Two women were dead at the scene after a Toyota Vios plunged from floor 

 

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Sad story but there are 2 issues: first, the barriers should be engineered to withstand a low speed collision; second, reasonable likelihood of a faster takeoff speed than is wise...what happened to the old fashioned way to ease slowly out of a parking bay? When I drive these days, the most likely place for a crash is a mall parking area, as so many 'own the road' creeps in SUVs drive too fast. ( not saying in this case , but generally).

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<deleted>wit architects in this country can't even design proper walls and barriers to prevent an obvious likelihood of something like this happening.



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9 hours ago, lemonjelly said:

<deleted>wit architects in this country can't even design proper walls and barriers to prevent an obvious likelihood of something like this happening.



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Cost and Spec.

 

I am sure the architects could design something to prevent cars going over the edge. They work to the specifications they are instructed to. "Beautiful / not more than 2000 B per metre" might have been the brief.

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Probably gossiping about the bargains they had bought instead of concentrating...:sad:

R.I.P. to the ladies.........:wai:

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On the phone,taking selfies,definitely not paying attention, RIP

regards worgeordie

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9 hours ago, lemonjelly said:

<deleted>wit architects in this country can't even design proper walls and barriers to prevent an obvious likelihood of something like this happening.



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They also have to make sure the air will flow on the parkingdecks..

 

In Westgate they installed huge fans in the garage but they make a load of noise, it's like standing on an airport next to a plane. The security has to hear that all day long.

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Rails should be installed to deal with knocks.....If that picture shows a concrete "step" then it ain't high enough...

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