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No “new normal” for Thailand’s deadly road toll

Maya Taylor

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PHOTO: Double fatality on Phuket's Kata hill on Saturday afternoon
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In what will come as no surprise to most, the death toll on Thailand’s roads has resumed its upward trend after a brief interruption during the Covid-19 lock-down. As restrictions are gradually lifted across the country, more people are back behind the wheel or the handlebars, and with that, the carnage returns on Thailand’s roads.

In Phuket, a truck ploughed into a power pole on Saturday, killing the Thai driver and a Burmese national who was hit by the falling power pole as he rode his motorbike on the opposite side of the road. In the west of the country yesterday, a mother and 3 year old daughter were killed, when the car they were travelling in, left the road and drove into a tree in Kanchanaburi. The woman’s husband, who was driving, is in hospital in serious condition.

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PHOTO: Chiangrai Times

Another accident in the south killed an 80 year old woman in Nakhon Si Thammarat, when the motorbike she was a pillion passenger on was hit by a car. The woman lost a leg and sustained a broken neck in the impact, while the man driving the bike sustained serious injuries. Reports say the car involved was travelling at high speed and it’s understood the unidentified driver remained at the scene and surrendered to the police.

Already on the first day of June, 11 people have died on Thailand’s roads and nearly 700 have been injured (as of 10.40am).

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Data from thairsc.com

SOURCE: Chiang Rai Times

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    MARK GOODYEAR

    June 1, 2020 at 1:40 pm

    its because this incompetent dictatorship government is more worried about borrowing Rolex watches!!!!!The Thai people must revolt and show strength. DEMOCRACY, DEMOCRACY, DEMOCRACY!!!!!!

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Pattaya motorcyclist killed in collision with minivan

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A motorcyclist in Pattaya was pronounced dead at the scene after crashing into a minivan at an intersection. Pattaya City Police were notified of the incident at the Wat Boonkanjanaram intersection at 8pm.

Police, emergency workers and reporters rushed to the scene to find a damaged motorbike, which had struck the back of white minivan at the intersection. The van was also damaged.

The motorbike’s driver, identified as 43 year old Tanakrit Saejang, was found nearby. He died on impact according to rescue personnel. His body was taken to a local hospital.

The driver of the minivan, tour guide Suthep Jearanaibanyong, told The Pattaya News that he’d stopped his minivan, with several foreign passengers inside, at the red light. Suddenly, the motorbike, which was allegedly “travelling at high speed,” crashed into the back of the van. Neither Suthep nor his passengers were injured in the incident.

Pattaya police are checking CCTV footage nearby to determine the exact sequence of events.

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SOURCE: The Pattaya News

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3 killed, 2 injured in Nakhon Si Thammarat crash

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3 people have been killed, one an 11 year old girl, and 2 others seriously injured, after the pick-up they were travelling in collided with a roadside tree. They were all from the same family, driving in a Ford Ranger heading to a family burial. Police say the pickup they were travelling in ran off the road, hitting a roadside tree in Sichon district, Nakhon Si Thammarat, yesterday.

5 members of the one family were among 5 other vehicles who were travelling between Prachin Buri province to Surat Thani and passing through Tha Sala district yesterday morning when the incident happened. Police report that they were taking a dead family member for burial at the muslim cemetery in Ban Nathap, about 40 kilometres away from the scene of the incident.

As they were driving through Thung Prang in Nakhon Si Thammarat, their car ran off the road and crashed into a tamarind tree on the roadside reserve. A man, a woman and an 11 year old girl all died at the scene. The driver and his father were also seriously injured.

Data from the pickup’s dash cam is being examined by police as part of the investigation.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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Love for driving fast leads to fatal crash

Caitlin Ashworth

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Shortly after expressing his love for driving fast, a young man has died in a high speed motorcycle crash in Bangkok. He wrote on Facebook yesterday saying that when riding solo… “I can go as fast as I wish.”

2 hours later, he died.

A witness said the 21 year old motorcyclist from Lopburi was speeding by when he smashed into a road barrier. Medics from King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital rushed to the scene and found the man’s body next to his beloved motorcycle. Nation Thailand did not report if the man was wearing a helmet, or the suspected speed the man was going before he crashed.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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