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A helmet has been credited by rescue workers as saving a young student motorbiker’s life after being run over by a truck following a collision with another vehicle. The accident, which happened in the Panat Nikhom District, of Thailand’s eastern Chon Buri province, happened after a vehicle stopped suddenly, causing the student to crash into it.

The student reportedly fell off the motorbike when a passing truck ran him over.

Rescue workers say when they arrived at the scene, they found a blue motorbike with a small amount of damage along with the 16 year old student, bearing only minor injuries to his skull. The student, whose name has withheld due to his age, was taken to a local hospital to be examined. Panat Nikhom Police say they are searching for the 2 vehicle drivers involved in the accident as they both fled after the crash.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

 

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    Sad Resident

    Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    “… after being run over…”

    Hardly credible. If his head was run over, then the helmet would probably not have helped. If another part of him was run over, then the helmet is probably irrelevant.

    There is a preoccupation with helmet wearing in Thailand. True, it can help, but the real issue is the absurdly arrogant and dangerous ways in which many (or most) truck drivers drive. However, I doubt that there will be any chance of punishment, nor mending of ways amongst Thai truck drivers until the police start taking some effective action against them.

    The police could start by promptly impounding any vehicle with an obscured rear number plate, releasing it only on payment (to the authorities) of a substantial fine. Whitened or blackened or covered number plates are easy to spot at any time, and are used only for the avoidance of prosecution for polluting or other illegal actions. Police action is needed to save lives and the environment.

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      Gordons

      Monday, September 28, 2020 at 11:14 am

      Sorry, in this case maybe it isn’t the truck driver’s fauld. As I understand the story. the student was unable to break right in time to avoid a collision with the car in front of him. I guess he didn’t hold a big enough safety gape..

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      Issan John

      Monday, October 5, 2020 at 1:11 pm

      Nonsense, however valid your point about no. plates, etc may be.

      According to the report (1) the accident wasn’t the fault of the truck that ran him over but was because the truck in front stopped suddenly and he wasn’t far enough behind, and (2) he had “minor injuries to his skull” which could have been from hitting the first truck, falling into the road, or being run over.

      Whatever the cause, if he had injuries to his skull then wearing a helmet undoubtedly saved them from being worse even if he was only wearing a cheapie.

      The idea that “there is a preoccupation with helmet wearing in Thailand” is just plain stupid.

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    Issan John

    Monday, October 5, 2020 at 1:16 pm

    As a 16 year old he also shouldn’t have been driving a motor bike over 100cc. Most road deaths in Thailand are motorbike riders, and far too many don’t wear helmets.

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