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5 dead in high speed Surin crash

Jack Burton

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5 are dead after a pickup truck traveling at high speed crashed into a Mitsubishi Pajero in Issan’s Surin province yesterday. The incident happened on Surin-Prasat Road near the Sab-anan rice mill in the province’s Chaneang district.

The pickup’s driver, who was one of those killed in the accident, is believed to have lost control of the vehicle on the wet road.

The 3 passengers in the pickup were employees of a local sugar factory, and one of them was a manager at the factory. They were killed on the spot.

The Pajero driver was severely injured and later succumbed to his injuries in hospital.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

 

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    H Ski

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 6:42 pm

    The pick-ups are horrendous in the rain.. why do they never learn?

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      Rick Reeve

      Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 10:28 am

      Unfortunately, they never do learn as can be seen in the number of deaths caused by road accidents every Songkran. When you can clearly see a pedestrian throwing a bucketful of icy water into the face of an on-coming motor-cyclist, (as I have actually witnessed), the action itself speaks volumes for the mentality of such people.

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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