Police complaint lodged against parents in BBK death crash

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Re: Police complaint lodged against parents in BBK death cra

Post by Spitfire » Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:08 pm

The Bangkok Post article wrote:......an expert on road safety hopes this horrific accident will be a wake-up call for Thai society over reckless driving.
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Re: Police complaint lodged against parents in BBK death cra

Post by margaretcarnes » Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:05 am

Roel wrote:How would you define whopping if they are billionaires?
And the parents might convince the judge that they will severely punish their daughter themselves so no need for imprisonment. This will teach her a lesson.
One year long:
- monthly allowance frozen
- no new car
- no land put in her name
- no new properties
and most importantly
- no shopping trips to Hong Kong, Singapore, New York and London.

Well of course I am a bit too cynical here (I hope).
Cynical or not Roel you are of course right - that the parents might convince the judge that they will curb the kid themselves. My hope in all this is that a case being brought by Thammarat University will carry a bit more weight, and maybe make the Justice system wake up to reality.
At the end of the day any ruling could come down to status alone - whether whoever from the University is named on the petition is seen by the judge as higher up in the pecking order than the parents. And of course the Uni will know that.
How much is a 'whopping' fine? That of course is for the court to decide, but it clearly needs to be enough to send the right message. So lets say 50 million baht per life lost - which wouldn't be too extreme by Western standards. OK - the parents can afford it - the main point is to make people think twice.
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Re: Police complaint lodged against parents in BBK death cra

Post by Spitfire » Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:24 pm

Decision delayed on charges for teen in fatal crash

The public prosecutor will postpone a decision on legal action against a 16-year-old girl over her involvement in an expressway accident that killed nine people in December.
The accused had appealed for justice and urged the prosecutor to investigate whether the driver of the minivan involved in the crash drove recklessly, hence contributing to the fatal accident.
Supak Sitthiwanich, special attorney for juvenile cases, said Wednesday that the decision on whether to prosecute the girl for reckless driving causing deaths and serious injuries, slated for today, would be postponed.
The accused on Monday appealed for the probe on the driver. The prosecutor will ask police investigators for their opinion before deciding whether to take the case forward.

Source - The Nation

Comment - By delaying it, they are just prolonging the much needed message to be sent out that justice and the law is for all, and that the privilaged do not escape it. Doing this would be a positive thing for the whole system, not just the governmant. I wonder if there has been any "exterior" infuence/considerations regarding this decision. People will think like that and is exactly what they should be trying to avoid imo. :roll:

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Re: Police complaint lodged against parents in BBK death cra

Post by lomuamart » Thu Mar 24, 2011 3:22 am

Postponed?

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Post by Nereus » Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:43 am

lomuamart wrote:Postponed?
Yes, the length of which is directly proportional to the size of the "gifts" involved.

Why should there be a case to decide if the girl should be prosecuted in the first place? If she wants to question the part of the van driver, then she should do so as part of her defence in a court of law, just as you or I would have to do, juvenile or not.

It is cases like this that make it easy to understand why some people in this country prefer to sort it out with a hired gun. :guns:
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Re: Police complaint lodged against parents in BBK death cra

Post by Spitfire » Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:49 pm

Teen crash driver gets suspended jail
Published: 31/08/2012 at 05:11 PM
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An 18-year-old girl who was the driver of a sedan which collided with a passenger van on the Don Muang tollway in December 2010, causing the death of nine people, was given a suspended two-year prison sentence by the Central Juvenile and Family Court on Friday.

On the night of Dec 27, 2010, a Honda Civic driven by Orachorn "Praewa" Thephasadin Na Ayudhya, who was 16 at the time, collided with the passenger van on the elevated Don Muang tollway.

The van then crashed into a barrier near the Bang Khen exit. Passengers were thrown from the vehicle and fell several metres to the road below. Orachorn sustained minor injuries.

Victims' families have filed lawsuits seeking tens of millions of baht in compensation.

She was charged with unlicensed and reckless driving, causing death.

The court initially imposed a three-year jail sentence but reduced the term to two years because she had been helpful, reports said.

Orachorn's prison sentence was suspended for three years and she was put on probation.

The court also banned her from driving until she is 25 years old.

Before the court made the ruling, Pol Col Saran Nilawan, the father of Thammasat University first-year student Chutiporn Nilawan who died in the crash, said the defendant had never apologised for what happened, possibly because she might be afraid that it would affect the case.

"I hope the court's ruling will favour the prosecution and I don't think a 120 million baht compensation order would be too much when compared to the incalculable losses," the father said.

There was no immediate comment from him after the sentencing.

Source - Bangkok Post http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/3 ... rs-in-jail

Comment - What a joke! This sentence should rightly cause anger as it's simply another case of some brat kid of a rich and powerful daddy (shades of the sentence given to the Mercedes psycho killer at the bus stop) exercising their influence to get the arrogant and errant waste-of-space off the hook. I hope the victims damages claims are approved and some recompence might come about.
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Post by fft100 » Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:36 pm

when a police colonel gets rolled over then you know that its a real hi-so involved. Police colonels arent normally people you would argue against....

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Re: Police complaint lodged against parents in BBK death cra

Post by Nereus » Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:39 pm

2010 crash girl driver sentence upheld

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/4 ... nce-upheld

The Appeals Court on Tuesday upheld a two-year suspended jail term handed down by the Juvenile and Family Court on a woman, who was then 16 years old, who drove a sedan that crashed into a passenger van on the Don Muang elevated tollway, killing nine people, in 2010.

The court of first instance sentenced Orachorn "Praewa" Thephasadin na Ayudhya to two years in prison, suspended for three years. Her name was supressed because she was then only 17, despite being an unlicensed and underage driver.

Praewa's family is very well-known in Thai high society. She is now 21 years old.
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Re: Police complaint lodged against parents in BBK death crash

Post by Nereus » Fri Nov 27, 2015 9:18 am

Lethal teen driver's family ordered to pay B27m

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/crime/7 ... o-pay-b27m

The Civil Court on Thursday ordered the family of a young driver who killed nine and injured four van passengers in a crash on Bangkok's Don Muang tollway five years ago to pay about 27 million baht in total compensation to the victims.

The order was made against Orachorn "Praewa" Thephasadin na Ayudhya and her parents.
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I wonder how long appeals will go on for? She will probably be on the pension before 1 Baht is paid.
This self-centered b**** is the epitome of what is wrong with this country! :guns:
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Re: Police complaint lodged against parents in BBK death crash

Post by Big Boy » Fri Nov 27, 2015 9:57 am

27 Million is a big number, but break that down into Pounds Sterling, it works out to less than £40,000 per victim.
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Re: Police complaint lodged against parents in BBK death crash

Post by Nereus » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:15 pm

What is the point of having laws in this Country?
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Court cuts damages for tollway crash victims

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/crime/1 ... sh-victims

The Appeal Court has cut the compensation demanded by 28 family members of the victims of a 2010 Don Muang tollway crash to 20 million baht from 30 million ruled by the Civil Court.

The case involves the incident in which Orachorn "Praewa" Thephasadin na Ayudhya drove a borrowed Honda Civic and hit a passenger van while she was trying to overtake it on Don Muang tollway on Dec 27, 2010.

The impact caused the van, which carried 14 people, to overturn and hit the barriers, unlatching the door. Eight people were sent hurtling down the streets below and killed. Another one died later at a hospital while the others were wounded.

Orachorn was 16 years old at the time. The minimum driving age in Thailand is 18.

Twenty-eight family members of the victims filed a civil suit against Orachorn, her parents, the owner of the Civic car and an insurance company demanding damages totalling 113 million baht and 7.5% interest a year.

The Civil Court ruled on Nov 26, 2015 that the defendants pay 30 million baht to the plaintiffs in amounts ranging from 4,000 to 1.8 million baht each, plus 7.5% interest. The plaintiffs and some of the defendants appealed.

The Appeal Court decided on Wednesday the incident was not caused by the Civic driver alone -- the driver of the van also drove at a high speed. It ruled while the van driver was reckless, he was not as reckless as the Civic driver as claimed by the defendants.

The Appeal Court decided the rates set for the defendants by the first court were appropriate. But since the van driver was also at fault, it ruled that the defendants pay four-fifths of those rates, or 80,000 to 1.44 million baht each, totalling 19.8 million.

For criminal action, Orachorn was charged with driving without a licence and reckless driving causing death and injury.
She was eventually sentenced to two years in prison, suspended for four years. As a condition of her release, she was ordered to perform 48 hours of community service each year for three years, or 144 hours.
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