Minivan, bus and road accidents

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Re: How can Thailand curb its appalling road fatality rate?

Post by Spitfire » Sat Sep 02, 2017 4:38 pm

Nobody cares about what they do anymore and responsibility is now a thing of the past/an abstract notion for a disproportionately large section of society. To have so many on a bike is crazy...but then again, the morons that do this are often not brought to book, just the kids that die like in this case or others that are the real victims. How can you fall asleep on a bike? WHF, stupid.

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Re: Minivan, bus and road accidents

Post by Nereus » Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:48 am

Pick-up trucks collide, killing 3, injuring 3

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general ... injuring-3

CHACHOENGSAO - Four people were killed and three others injured when two pick-up trucks collided on a road in Plaeng Yao district on Sunday morning.

Pol Capt Nitipat Srihabut, a Plaeng Yao police duty officer, said the fatal accident occurred on Highway 3551, connecting Highway 304 and 331.
A police investigation revealed that while a grey Toyota Vigo was heading for the Nong Pla Taphian intersection in the rain, the driver suddenly lost control of the vehicle which swerved across the road divide to the other side of Highway 3551 and collided with a white Mitsubishi Triton.

The two pick-ups were badly damaged in the collision.

Four men in the Toyota Vigo were killed.  They were Charoenchai Padungsak, 32, the driver, Atthasit Koprawes, 30, Withaya Pirinyuang, 32, and Panupong Chaona, 28.

Two men and a woman in the Mitsubishi Triton were injured -- Chanwit Kongsombat, the driver, Nathapong Tipprom and Ms Sunisa At-uam.  They were admitted to Plaeng Yao Hospital.

Eyewitnesses told police that the Toyota Vigo was running at a high speed in heavy rain.  The four passengers who were killed were rushing to work in a factory in the Gateway City Industrial Estate.
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I guess his hazard lights were not working! But another senseless "accident". It appears that it was a divided road where you would expect to be a bit safer from head-on collisions.
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Re: Minivan, bus and road accidents

Post by Nereus » Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:02 pm

And yet some more:
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Pick-ups collide in Lampang; 1 killed, 3 injured

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general ... -3-injured

LAMPANG - A woman was killed and three other people injured when two pick-up trucks collided on Highway 1 between Lampang and Tak in Sop Prap district on Sunday morning.

The accident, which occurred at about 7am between kilometre markers 647-648 near Wattana village in tambon Sop Prap, involved a Chevrolet pick-up and an Isuzu D-Max pick-up.

Sompong Khwanprem, 30, a doctor at a hospital, said he was driving the Isuzu D-Max from Sukhothai, heading for Chiang Mai. While negotiating a bend near Wattana village, his lost control of his vehicle, which swayed from one side of the road to the other side and collided with the Chevrolet which was coming in an opposite direction.

The two vehicles were badly damaged.

Chukiat Phanngam, 47, the driver of the Chevrolet, and his 11-year-old daughter Nathamon were injured. His wife, Thida, 46, was seriously injured.  The woman was admitted to Sop Prap Hospital, where she was later pronounced dead. The family was on the way from Lampang's Ko Kha district to Tak.
Dr Sompong also suffered injuries.
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Kanchanaburi road accident kills 1, injures 2

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KANCHANABURI - A car skidded off a road, rammed into a power pole and a tree, and then overturned, killing one and injuring two in Tha Maka district early on Sunday.

Pol Capt Jaran Krachangchaem, a duty officer at Tha Maka police station, said the accident occurred at 3.30am at a sharp bend in front of Tha Maka Withayakhom School in tambon Tha Maka.

When police and rescue workers arrived, the Nakhon Pathom-registered Honda Jazz was lying upside down on the road side. The rescue workers forced open the badly-damaged vehicle to help the three passengers out.

The male driver, Bancha Suthapoj, 23, of Ratchaburi, and a woman, Jiranan Choeykerd, 23, of Uthai Thani, were injured. They were admitted to Tha Maka Hospital.

The other female passenger, Maneerin Sae Lim, 24, of Kanchanaburi's Bo Pholy district, was killed.
Police were investigating the cause of the accident.
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Re: Minivan, bus and road accidents

Post by Nereus » Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:26 pm

Six killed, 3 injured in Saraburi lorry crash

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SARABURI: Six men, five of them employees of the Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA), were killed and three other people injured after an articulated lorry loaded with laterite rammed into a stationary PEA pick-up truck in Nong Khae district on Sunday morning, according to media reports.

The truck, driven by Chucheep Upachit, 27, was carrying laterite from Na Phra Lan area in Saraburi to a client in Pathum Thani province, reported Naew Na online.

At an intersection to Nong Khae market, the driver lost control of the truck, causing it to smash into the PEA pick-up parked on one side of the Bangkok-bound Phahon Yothin road in front of a warehouse at kilometre marker No 85.  At the time, PEA workers were replacing old power poles and repairing high-voltage transmission lines.

The impact caused the PEA vehicle to fly through the air and land in roadside bush about 40 metres away.  The truck rammed into a power pole and the wall of the warehouse, and was engulfed in flames, killing the driver. 

Five PEA employees working at the scene were crushed to death.  They were identified as Samran Sriphum, 27, Sakchai Kerdmee, 25, Suchart Sakaew, 30, Veerachai Malison, 20, and Somboon Maneenart, 45.
Three other people - Veerapol Boonmark, Chaiwat Suthi and Chawin Thaochan -- were injured.  They were admitted to Nong Khae Hospital.
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Jeez, all young people and most all but one of them not even on the road. Horrendous photo at the link.
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Re: Minivan, bus and road accidents

Post by Nereus » Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:12 pm

Thailand's equivalent of USA gun laws! 13 passengers in the van, left Bangkok at 8-00 pm and crashed at around dawn the next morning!
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One killed, eight badly hurt in van crash

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SURAT THANI - One man died and eight other people were seriously injured when the passenger van they were travelling in crashed into a tree on the road median strip in Tha Chana district shortly before dawn on Thursday.

The fatal crash occurred between kilometre makers 102 and 103 at Srithong village in tambon Khanthuree, said Pol Capt Pichit Khaosuwan, a deputy investigation chief at Tha Chana police station. It was reported  to police around 5.30am.

He said the van was carrying 13 passengers and  left Bangkok about 8pm on Wednesday for Phrasaeng district in Surat Thani.

While passng through Tha Chana district the driver, Kawee Khwankaew, 56, lost control of the vehicle, which veered onto the dividing strip and crashed into a tree.

Nine people were seriously hurt and were taken to Tha Chana Hospital, where one of them was pronounced dead. He had not been identified.

Police were investigating.
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Re: Minivan, bus and road accidents

Post by Nereus » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:01 pm

Anybody hear about the following accident? (Ignore the spelling)
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Compliant filed for slow action on Chinese woman death

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A 52-year-old Chinese man on Thursday complained with the Justice Ministry on slow prosecution concerning the death of his daughter in a road accident during her visit to Hua Hin.

Jun Mei Gao filed the complaint with Tawatchai Thaikyo, deputy permanent secretary for justice, about the death of his 25-year-old daughter, Juan Gao, in Hua Hin district, Prachuap Khiri Khan, early this month.

Accompanying Mr Jun, lawyer Narong Thongkham said Juan was riding a motorcycle and making a U-turn when a van carrying fresh pork hit her.

The woman was thrown 19 metres away from the location in urban Hua Hin where speeding was prohibited, the lawyer said. The woman succumbed to her injury at a hospital later.

The Chinese father had sought help from the Tourism and Sports Ministry because Juan was a tourist who legally visited Thailand. There was no concrete progress from police after they received a complaint on the incident. They only made an appointment for the father to negotiate for damages with the insurance firm of the van, the lawyer said.

Mr Jun said he was running out of money as the morgue where her body was kept charged him 2,000 baht a day. The alternative was even more costly -- the transport of the body back to China would cost more than 100,000 baht.

Besides, the pork transporter would not meet him.

Mr Tawatchai said he wondered why local police had not pressed charges as the incident had happened several days ago.
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Re: Minivan, bus and road accidents

Post by Nereus » Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:56 pm

Another one across the median strip;
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Three killed, four badly hurt in Songkhla crash

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SONGKHLA: Two women and a girl were killed and four others badly hurt when a pickup truck carrying pineapple residue jumped a road median strip to collide head-on with a multi-purpose vehicle in Rattaphum district on Friday morning.

The fatal crash occurred at around 9am on Asia Highway in tambon Khuharat in Songkhla heading to Phatthalung province.

A Toyota Vigo pick-up truck, loaded with sacks containing pineapple residue, suddenly veered across the road's dividing strip and collided head-on with a Nissan pickup truck modified as a multi-purpose vehicle travelling in the opposite direction. 

The force of the crash killed two women and a 12-year-old girl on board the Nissan vehicle instantly. The driver and two others riding in the vehicle were seriously injured, and all were trapped in the wreckage. The driver of the Toyota pickup truck, who was travelling alone, was also seriously hurt and trapped inside his wrecked vehicle. All four injured people were rushed to Hat Yai Hospital.

Police believed the driver of the Vigo pickup truck might have dozed off behind the wheel.  They were investigating.
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Post by buksida » Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:16 am

Two killed in oil tanker-pickup crash in Buri Ram
An oil tanker crashed into a pickup truck in the opposite lane on a Buri Ram road early on Wednesday, killing two people and injuring seven.

Police said the accident, which happened at 5:30am on the Buri Ram-Nang Rong road in Ban Khok Mai Daeng village in Tambon Ban Bua in Muang district, caused both vehicles to catch fire. Ten fire engines were deployed to control the blaze in the oil tanker, which flipped and fell into the side of the road. The oil tanker driver, Adu Srinaowarat, 45, was slightly injured and managed to escape before the fire took hold.

The pickup truck driver, Chalerm Phanasan, 36, died at the scene and a woman, who was severely burnt, died in hospital. A three-year-old boy was also severely injured by the fire. Five other passengers were injured in the crash but not burnt, police said. A passenger, Pithak Klungthong, 20, who was slightly injured, told police that Chalerm was taking relatives from Amnart Charoen on a vacation in Rayong.

Pithak said he saw the that the oil tanker swerve to avoid a homeless man, who was walking on the roadside, and the tanker lost control and crashed into the pickup.

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Post by buksida » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:40 pm

Five killed as minivan rams truck
Five people were killed and one injured when a minivan rammed into the rear of a running truck in Ayutthaya’s Bangpain district on Wednesday.

The van was reportedly carrying four Japanese and a Thai guide, besides the driver. The van caught fire soon after it crashed into the rear of the truck. Rescue workers who rushed to the scene put out the fire and helped out the injured passenger. The minivan belonged to RL Service Co, Ltd.

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Re: Minivan, bus and road accidents

Post by Nereus » Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:46 am

Jeez, another one. How the hell can this be stopped?
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14 burnt to death after van crash in Sing Buri

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SING BURI: Thirteen Myanmar nationals and a Thai driver were killed after being trapped inside a van engulfed in flames following a car crash in Muang district Friday early morning.

Police and rescue workers were despatched to the scene after Muang Sing Buri police had been alerted to a crash on the Asian Highway km 90+600, which leads to Bangkok, at 2.30am.

Upon arrival, the charred wreckage of the van with a Bangkok licence plate was 10m away from a 10-wheeled lorry loaded with rice with a Nakhon Sawan licence plate. The lorry was parked in the middle of the road. The back of the vehicle also bears a scratch due to the accident.  

Rescue workers then retrieved the charred bodies of 14 victims -- 13 Myanmar people and the Thai driver -- from the van, which also bear the name of its company, “Boon Ruean Tour Co Ltd”.

An initial investigation indicated only that the 13 Myanmar migrants boarded the van driven by a Thai man from Mae Sot district in Tak to Bangkok.

Police have yet to identify the bodies as the bodies were badly damaged by fire. 

Soonthorn Fakthong, a 55-year-old lorry driver, said he was on his way to deliver rice to Saraburi. While approaching the scene, his vehicle was suddenly rear-ended by the van, resulting in a blaze which destroyed the van. He then called the police to seek help. 

All bodies were taken to the Institute of Forensic Medicine for a post-mortem examination. After their identities are determined, the bodies will be returned to their families for traditional funeral ceremonies.
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And these sick barstwerds have the poor bloody victims lined up for a trophy photo shoot! Unbelievable!
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Post by HHTel » Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:59 am

The rules also require vans to have an emergency exit that can be opened from the inside with a visible, reflective Thai sign identifying it, a 20 centimetre-wide walking space to reach the emergency exit and at least three glass-breaking hammers on the left, the right and the back of vans.
Obviously didn't work in this case!

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Re: Minivan, bus and road accidents

Post by PeteC » Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:31 pm

The force of impact would have probably killed most anyway, but SO MANY fires which I can only chalk up to these LPG installations. Regardless if done to code or not, I think it's a damn dangerous system for a motor vehicle.

How often do we see a normal gasoline fueled car go up in flames regardless if hit at the rear or the front? Not nearly as many as we see with LPG tanks IMO. Pete :cheers:
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Post by buksida » Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:11 am

Road rage leads to two deaths in accident
A road rage incident that stemmed from a refusal to yield way led to an accident in Nakhon Si Thammarat’s Muang district late on Tuesday night, killing two people and severely injuring another.

Police were alerted to the accident at 10pm on the Karome road at the u-turn spot in front of the Nakhon Vocational School. At the scene, they found an Isuzu pickup truck had crashed into a bus stop and a power pole, with the driver and two passengers trapped inside. The driver was dead behind the wheel.

One passenger, Pattamawadee Kongwang, 18, died in hospital and another, Suwadee Khampeng, 18, was severely injured. Police found another damaged pickup at the scene. The driver, Anuwat Pongthongmuang, 22, and his girlfriend were not injured. Anuwat told police that he was driving his girlfriend home when the Isuzu pickup tried to overtake him, but he refused to give way and sped up.

Anuwat said the Isuzu also picked up speed and started to overtake him even though he was driving at at least 100 kilometres per hour. Anuwat said when he was approaching the u-turn, he saw a motorcycle with a sidecar was about to cut in, so he braked. However, his pickup swerved to the right and hit the back of the Isuzu pickup, causing it to plunge to the left and hit the bus stop and power pole. Anuwat was arrested on a charge of reckless driving causing deaths and injuries.

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Re: Minivan, bus and road accidents

Post by Bluesky » Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:42 pm

Fairly sure her name is "Lucky"

Thai stall holder's miraculous escape
4:07pm Dec 1, 2017

A woman who was sitting in a roadside food stall walked away apparently unscathed after a vehicle crashed into it.
Video shows yesterday’s dramatic incident near the city of Nakhon Si Thammarat, in southern Thailand.
The woman was sitting in the banana stall when a vehicle suddenly smashed into the wooden gazebo-like structure.
Within seconds it collapsed, throwing up a cloud of dust. Footage shows wood and other debris tumble to the ground.
Amazingly the woman stands up, clutches her back, and walks away.

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Re: Minivan, bus and road accidents

Post by Nereus » Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:37 pm

10 hurt, six seriously, in Prachuap Khiri Khan van crash

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PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN: Ten people, including the driver, were injured - six of them seriously - when a van crashed into a tree on the road median in Thap Sakae district early on Sunday.

Police said the Bangkok-registered van was transporting people from Surat Thani's Don Sak district to Sakon Nakhon province for merit-making. The accident occurred at 6.30am at kilometre marker 343 on the Asian Highway near Ban Hin Thoen in tambon Saeng Arun.

Highway police and rescue workers from a local charity foundation were despatched to the scene.

Naruebet Joradet, 18, the driver, Wanchalerm Thongmai, 25, who was in the left front seat, and four other passengers were found to be seriously injured. Another four other passengers were slightly hurt.

The van was badly damaged.
Police were investigating. It was initially suspected that the driver had fallen asleep at the wheel.
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