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A foreign man and a Thai woman were severely injured in a motorcycle accident after their Suzuki Hayabusa 1340cc collided with a songthaew in Samut Prakan, just southeast of Bangkok.

36 year old Kanokphan and 44 year old Nicholas were taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Nicholas was treated at the scene for injuries to his head, knee and shoulder before being sent to a local hospital.

The motorcyclist was travelling toward Bang Na from shopping centre Imperial World. The songthaew driver claims the motorcyclist was going around 100 kilometres per hour and hit his vehicle as he was turning on Sukhumvit 78 Soi in Samrong. A win driver who witnessed the accident told reporters that the motorcycle was in the left lane and the songthaew had made a turn into a soi from the middle lane. Police are reviewing surveillance camera footage in the area.

SOURCE: Thai Visa

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    Stu

    Monday, February 8, 2021 at 5:29 pm

    How is this news? Cmon thaiger…. With everything going on in thailand u give us a motorcycle crash?

    That’s joke journalism

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      Julie

      Monday, February 8, 2021 at 5:42 pm

      I’m interested. Driving an Hayabusa is not just motorcycle crash. That’s an Hayabusa crash.

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      Ynwaps

      Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 4:19 am

      Hayabusas are definitely news worthy. Hayabusa and drug busts.

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    Craig

    Monday, February 8, 2021 at 5:50 pm

    Interesting. Having been in a similar accident, all I can say is be careful here. The roads are dangerous. I remember having to swerve because a car driver in front decided to make a U turn from the left shoulder to go the other way. A typical “no look” left turn.

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      Tony

      Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 3:23 am

      NO not my fault ,you not here not happen.

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        Craig

        Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 6:42 am

        True. I think the foreigner is looked upon as having money and able to pay for all damages and then some.

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    Jesus Monroe

    Monday, February 8, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    Don’t mater who was in the right or wrong the farang always pays……..

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      Frank

      Monday, February 8, 2021 at 7:18 pm

      Tired of the negativity of you guys go back to your home country. Always complaining on Thais then what you do here? Is their country is the way they are you can not accept that? but you want they accept your stupid responses and stupidities on here and everywhere probably 🙂 no response needed 🙂

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        Fred Johnson

        Monday, February 8, 2021 at 7:22 pm

        NO MONEY ,NO FUNNY! RIGHT???

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        Toby Andrews

        Monday, February 8, 2021 at 10:58 pm

        Your justification is the same as a person who is served sour beer in a bar, and over charged is told if you don’t like it do leave and don’t come back!
        This argument has no merit.
        I note you have a fund me request. With you logic you will be funded nothing!
        You love the liars and cheats, pay up and shut up!

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          Fuhdudu

          Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 6:49 am

          Do not worry. Finally it is their beloved country. What happens here, good or bad, is because of them. Later we will come back home keeping an eye on their development.

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        Craig

        Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 7:03 am

        Yes. Traveling somewhere and living there are 2 different things. I’ve learned this so many times but keep doing it for unknown reasons. It comes down to accepting the way things are done there no matter where “there” is. Some are better at adapting “there” than others.

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      LEE HAI

      Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 1:38 am

      JM, yep in many though not all countries this is the case, outsiders especially tourists are marked as
      gullable walking ATM machines, some countries have made more of an art of this than others, easy pickin’s, survival of the fittest/cleverest, and the best con wins from the top down to the bottom.
      Though there are beauties, goodness, inspirations and the groove of Being alive to be discovered
      in most places everywhere, Life is no Disneyland…..Walk wisely, look both ways before crossing the street, practice kindness and enjoy navigating the learning curve…..

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    brian mc

    Monday, February 8, 2021 at 7:48 pm

    “Nicholas was treated at the scene for injuries to his head, knee and shoulder”… well, at least his toes are ok.
    c’mon thaiger, at least get the words to the song in the correct order.

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      Slugger

      Monday, February 8, 2021 at 8:26 pm

      Do grow up.

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      Jowen Yu

      Monday, February 8, 2021 at 10:34 pm

      It’s head and shoulders, knees and toes… thank me later 😉

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    Jim kelly

    Monday, February 8, 2021 at 8:56 pm

    AN AVERAGE OF WHAT…?? Fifty people a day dying “at the scene” of the RTA. I’m not a mathematician but 7 x 50 is 350 x 4 = 1,400 x 12 = 16,800 per year (and that doesn’t include the deaths afterwards in hospitals or life changing injuries!!)
    But..hey, it’s a good way to “cull” a segment of your country’s population and keep numbers down! In the current climate, 3 or 4 people die in a pile up fueled by “Hong Thong”… sad but acceptable. BUT, 3 or 4 people die from the new flu bug and OMFG!!!! THE NATION SHUTS DOWN!!!

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    Ian

    Monday, February 8, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    Frank at least we have a country to go back to you must be from planet zog with your remarks condoning that it’s ok to drive crazy and do Uturns ECT. 2 people are seriously hurt here and if the alleged driver did do wrong he will just get a fine ,in .uk it would be prison lets hope its not you one day

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    Grumpy John

    Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 5:47 am

    When I first came here I’d shout abuse and wave my fist at the moron riders and drivers here. But after a while I realised it was having no effect. Their poorly trained, if at all, and have no regard for the traffic laws even if there is a cop next to them! We Westerners need to be ever vigilant or we can become another number on the annual road toll.

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    Here WeGo

    Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 9:07 am

    Now the Thai Government is going to have a field day with their reasoning for justifying the new “Big Bike” license

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    Paul

    Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 9:50 am

    Any experienced motorcyclist drives like the car is the enemy and he is invisible and in Thailand anything can happen …every motorcyclist with experience knows this and won’t have this type of classic motorcylist accident ..after all the bike always pays in one way or another

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    Kalyanaraman Santanam

    Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 1:27 pm

    is this motorcycle is for sale ? i would like to buy.

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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