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Video: Freak accident as cyclist killed in tour bus accident at Cha-Am beach.

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Video: Freak accident as cyclist killed by tour bus at Cha-Am beach

 

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A 60 year old Thai woman from Bangkok was killed Sunday when she came off her bicycle at Cha-Am beach and was run over at low speed by a tour bus.

 

The incident was caught clearly on CCTV. The cyclist - named later as Suchanan Santijitrungreuang - collided with a female pedestrian and came off to her right.

 

She was immediately run over by the bus that appeared to have no chance to brake in time even if the driver had seen what happened.

 

The lady, an assistant to the director at a school in Jatujak, Bangkok, was rushed to hospital in Petchaburi after the midday accident on Sunday.

 

She was declared dead later that evening.

 

The accident happened near the end of Soi Cha-Am Nua 3.

 

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Source: https://www.thairath.co.th/content/1001165

 
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Horrendous accident.

The poor lady must have been in so much pain and distress, from the accident to the time she passed away.

R.I.P.

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The disgusting cowardice of the woman who caused the accident, by wandering on to the road whilst looking at her phone and then running away when she saw the result of her careless action.

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12 minutes ago, JamJar said:

The disgusting cowardice of the woman who caused the accident, by wandering on to the road whilst looking at her phone and then running away when she saw the result of her careless action.

Yes, it was a horrible accident but I think you're jumping to an unfair conclusion that the pedestrian was really at fault. This is a horribly unfriendly nation for pedestrians and people do walk in the roads, sometimes without choice. Yes, her running away was not admirable but that's not the same thing as saying it was her fault. You didn't even consider that maybe the cyclist was going too fast for the road conditions considering she was riding on the edge where it was entirely predictable that there would be pedestrians, even if just stepping out to cross the road.  

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4 hours ago, Jingthing said:

Yes, it was a horrible accident but I think you're jumping to an unfair conclusion that the pedestrian was really at fault. This is a horribly unfriendly nation for pedestrians and people do walk in the roads, sometimes without choice. Yes, her running away was not admirable but that's not the same thing as saying it was her fault. You didn't even consider that maybe the cyclist was going too fast for the road conditions considering she was riding on the edge where it was entirely predictable that there would be pedestrians, even if just stepping out to cross the road.  

 

Perhaps you missed the bit where I wrote that she wasn't paying attention because she was looking at her phone. Not because she was walking on the road.  It's quite possible that the cyclist had clip in pedals, so couldn't jump off the bike easily.

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I think they are both to blame, the pedestrian for not looking at the road and the cyclist who clearly were speeding , this looks to be a busy road so caution always comes first .

 

I use the bicycle myself almost daily but not on busy roads and always slowly .  You need to pay attention every second on Thai roads.  

 

Another tragic accident that could have been avoided . RIP: 

 

 

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Poor woman - a case for riding more slowly with greater concentration in such a congested area, having a mirror fixed to your bike or checking the situation behind you frequently, not using the road as the pavement/sidewalk and the pavement as a commercial area (forcing pedestrians on to the carriageway) and having tighter parking restrictions particularly on such a busy beach road.

 

To me it's a wonder such accidents don't occur more often - awful news and a warning to us all.

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I guess the acid test would be if the police are looking for the pedestrian to press charges. I doubt it. Also I don't think running away is a crime here either in this kind of unusual case. 

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The fat woman who caused the accident certainly disappeared fast enough.  Arguably most cyclists might have seen the threat that a fat woman walking carelessly in the road might pose.

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Cha Am beach road is quite narrow....long weekends see literally hundreds of cars wanting to park beachside....with thousands of people wandering the road.

These tourist buses should never be allowed onto this roadway.....they just cause bedlam and all have to park as close as possible to the beach.

However......people riding bicycles along this road during busy times, take their life into their own hands......there have been many incidents of cyclists being knocked over.....but being squashed by a bus is freakish.

RiP the poor woman.

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Should be noted that this doesn't go into the traffic fatality stats since the poor victim wasn't declared dead until she was in hospital.  They only count the ones declared at the scene.

 

Begging the question, how bad are the roads....really?

 

 

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6 hours ago, JamJar said:

The disgusting cowardice of the woman who caused the accident, by wandering on to the road whilst looking at her phone and then running away when she saw the result of her careless action.

I find it hard to blame the pedestrian.  The cyclist should have clearly seen that lady.  Accidents happen.  Especially here in Thailand.  Proper bike paths should be constructed, not forcing cyclists to be near busy traffic.  It's like this all over Thailand.

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26 minutes ago, impulse said:

Should be noted that this doesn't go into the traffic fatality stats since the poor victim wasn't declared dead until she was in hospital.  They only count the ones declared at the scene.

 

Begging the question, how bad are the roads....really?

 

 

The stats are much worse than reported.  Not only for Thailand, but also other countries like China.

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11 minutes ago, craigt3365 said:

The stats are much worse than reported.  Not only for Thailand, but also other countries like China.

 

It's a winning formula.  They don't count the fatalities if they aren't declared at the scene.  And the responders to the scene aren't legally entitled (qualified?) to declare somebody dead.  Simple, eh?

 

Guarantees a prettier than real number.  Some studies comparing hospital numbers vs traffic bureau numbers show it can be off by up to an order of magnitude.  But the study authors were prosecuted...state secrets and defamation, ya know.  And you're right.  Not specific to Thailand.

 

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11 hours ago, Thaiwrath said:

Horrendous accident.

The poor lady must have been in so much pain and distress, from the accident to the time she passed away.

R.I.P.

i would like to think she was in shock and not aware and out cold as soon as the bus hit her.  

nice to see the lady who was walking run away typical Thai behavior . poor lady RIP 

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