Swede dies in accident in Hua Hin

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Re: Swede dies in accident in Hua Hin

Post by europtimiste » Sat Dec 03, 2016 5:06 pm

centermid7 wrote:I doubt very seriously that there will even be any more "facts unfold". Indeed, it took several days before it made a new media story anywhere.

Beyond this thread there will be nothing else said about it.
This accident was reported on Talayhuahin on Nov. 28 with pictures and video.

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Re: Swede dies in accident in Hua Hin

Post by Big Boy » Sat Dec 03, 2016 5:30 pm

I saw the 4 photos, but didn't see a video. He doesn't often post videos.
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Re: Swede dies in accident in Hua Hin

Post by Big Boy » Sat Dec 03, 2016 5:34 pm

I apologise, the video was posted after the Talay HuaHin post, but you're right, and it's over 10 minutes of gore.
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Re: Swede dies in accident in Hua Hin

Post by Spitfire » Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:35 pm

A sad tale indeed (but all too common). This is the problem when the sun goes down, danger levels increase so much (even more than the daytime), irresponsibility increases so much too as every construction worker to office worker is blazing hell for leather to get some food, a bunch of cheap white spirit or beer, take little billy or jane to 7-11, go to the street food stalls for dinner and couldn't care less about anything.

After 7pm you might as well assume that everyone on the road is drunk, high or in a rush. The later you leave it to go on the road the more dangerous it becomes as the roads are full of morons here. :|
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Re: Swede dies in accident in Hua Hin

Post by hhfarang » Sun Dec 04, 2016 2:03 am

I lived in Hua Hin 10 years and only used a motorcycle taxi twice, when I had to get somewhere and no other form of transport was available. Riding on the back of a bike in a country with drivers like Thailand, a total stranger driving, and not wearing protective gear is just asking for a trip to the ER or worse as in this case.
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Re: Swede dies in accident in Hua Hin

Post by europtimiste » Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:41 pm

hhfarang wrote:I lived in Hua Hin 10 years and only used a motorcycle taxi twice, when I had to get somewhere and no other form of transport was available. Riding on the back of a bike in a country with drivers like Thailand, a total stranger driving, and not wearing protective gear is just asking for a trip to the ER or worse as in this case.
Egocentric comment just to tell us that you can afford a taxi or Tuk Tuk instead of a moto taxi. An accident can happen even if you just walk out of your house, or walking on streets, you better stay home and wait for the ceiling falling on your head.

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Re: Swede dies in accident in Hua Hin

Post by HHTel » Sun Dec 04, 2016 5:26 pm

Go boil your head, Europrat.

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Re: Swede dies in accident in Hua Hin

Post by migrant » Sun Dec 04, 2016 5:36 pm

europtimiste wrote: Egocentric comment just to tell us that you can afford a taxi or Tuk Tuk instead of a moto taxi. An accident can happen even if you just walk out of your house, or walking on streets, you better stay home and wait for the ceiling falling on your head.
What a ridiculous post
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Re: Swede dies in accident in Hua Hin

Post by Nereus » Sun Dec 04, 2016 5:41 pm

europtimiste wrote:...................wait for the ceiling falling on your head.
I guess that is what happened to you, squashed whatever it is you carry around in your noggin.
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Re: Swede dies in accident in Hua Hin

Post by europtimiste » Sun Dec 04, 2016 7:37 pm

I will not comment on remarks from HHTel, migrant and Nereus, but I suggest to those 3..... to think about who's post is more ridiculous.

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Re: Swede dies in accident in Hua Hin

Post by sateeb » Sun Dec 04, 2016 7:46 pm

Eurotawat..add me as well. You bring nothing to this forum and as requested many many times before go and troll on "the other" forum where people like you seem to thrive.
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Re: Swede dies in accident in Hua Hin

Post by migrant » Sun Dec 04, 2016 8:24 pm

europtimiste wrote:I will not comment on remarks from HHTel, migrant and Nereus, but I suggest to those 3..... to think about who's post is more ridiculous.
I think we have all given it much thought, and came to accurate conclusions
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Re: Swede dies in accident in Hua Hin

Post by kendo » Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:13 pm

:offtopic: please and stop the petty bickering.

I choose not to use motorcycle taxis or indeed ride motorbikes seen too many accidents traveling up and down Thailand. I always have a heightened awareness at night and i'm very cautious where i walk.
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Re: Swede dies in accident in Hua Hin

Post by uncle tom » Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:03 am

I've spent most of my adult career working with explosives, so probably have a better take on real-time safety than most people..

Good safety is not borne of pedantic bureaucracy, box ticking or arse covering fifty page risk assessments that no-one finds the time to read.

Safety comes down to good practical education - knowing the risks and knowing the consequences of ignoring them.

Thailand is in the grip of a road safety crisis, and a lack of education is key to this. Moreover you can't shrug and say it's always been this way - it hasn't - three decades ago the bike taxis were under pedal power, and very few people under 30 were driving cars.

Today virtually every adult Thai can name a relative or close friend who has died on the roads, and most bear
the scars of accidents.

The Thais urgengty need better safety edudation - and educated farangs who take a 'when in Rome' attitude urgently need a wakeup call...
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Re: Swede dies in accident in Hua Hin

Post by caller » Sun Dec 11, 2016 11:45 am

I think first of all, they need to understand and accept there's a problem. Most Thai's I have discussed this with seem genuinely surprised when told how bad driving is here and the number of accidents / deaths on the road compared to elsewhere. The usual response is that they just thought it was normal.
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