If you’re going to collide with another vehicle your best bet is a small dent on a Honda Jazz or Toyota – cars which have lots of cheap spare parts around. And no one harmed of course.
Just don’t crash into one of these.
Dash cam footage from a road in Bang Pakong, halfway between Bangkok and Pattaya, shows a pick-up truck colliding with one of the most expensive cars on Thailand’s roads. In fact there’s only three of these cars on Thai roads.
It is a McLaren 720S that Daily News reports is worth more than 15 million baht. A source told Daily News Online that the McLaren and a Mercedes Benz had been racing – but the Benz was no match for the “super car”.
It whizzed past Werayut Kaewkaew who claims he was doing about 110-120kmph at the time. Werayut posted the footage on Facebook. A Toyota Camry was also damaged in the collision.
A dent in the car and a bigger dent in the insurance company’s wallet. Watch and weep.
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Posted by Werayut Kaewkaew on Saturday, August 11, 2018
SOURCE: Daily News
Pattaya’s LONG Songkran comes to an end today
Whilst most of us have hung up our water pistols last Saturday or Sunday following Songkran revellry, punters in Pattaya have been hard at it all week.
But after 9 days of water wastage and Songkran celebrations, the annual festivities come to a close in parades and official festivities today and tomorrow.
Officially, according to the Pattaya Mail, April 19 is the final day of Pattaya’s Songkran celebrations. Ceremonies are being held today at Chaimongkol Temple. Alms offerings and elderly blessing ceremony were held early this morning and cultural shows continuing during the day featuring dancing and traditional games.
Pattaya’s Songkran parade started at noon along Second Road, Central Road and back along Beach Road to Bali Hai Pier before returning to the temple.
Pattaya officials reminded revellers that powder and chalk isn’t permitted, along with high-power water guns. Water-throwing is ‘meant’ to stop at 6pm, but… well… Songkran!
Tomorrow, April 20, the Rice Festival in Naklua, with no water throwing, officially draws the mid-April events to a close.
SOURCE: Pattaya Mail
Severe localised storms predicted for central, north and north-east until April 16
The meteorological office (TMD) says there could be localised severe thunder storms for the entire upper area of the country until Tuesday.
The north, north-east, eastern seaboard and central regions, including Bangkok and surrounding areas could all be randomly hit by tropical thunderstorms.
The TMD office director Phuwiang Prakhammin has warned of rain storms, thunder and lightning, high winds and even hail.
“People were warned to avoid open spaces, not to stand under trees as it is a lightning strike hazard and be careful of unstable advertising hoardings.”
Farmers have also been warned about protecting their livestock and crops in the agriculture-heavy northeastern provinces. Here are the provinces that may be affected…
Northeast: Bueng Kan, Sakon Nakhon, Nakhon Phanom, Mukdahan, Khon Kaen, Chaiyaphum, Kalasin, Maha Sarakham, Roi Et, Yasothon Loei, Nong Bua Lamphu, Khon Kaen, Chaiyaphum, Nakhon Ratchasima, Buri Ram, Surin, Si Sa Ket and Ubon Ratchathani
Northern region: Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Phayao, Phrae, Nan, Lampang, Tak, Sukhothai, Uttaradit, Phitsanulok, Kamphaeng Phet, Phichit and Phetchabun
Central: Nakhon Sawan, Uthai Thani, Chai Nat, Sing Buri, Ang Thong, Ayutthaya, Lop Buri, Saraburi, Suphanburi, Ratchaburi, Kanchanaburi, and Bangkok.
East: Prachin Buri, Sa Kaeo, Nakhon Nayok, Chachoengsao, Chon Buri, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat
SOURCE: Daily News
Foreigner hit and dragged under Chinese tour bus in Pattaya
A foreign man remains in a serious condition after being knocked down and dragged under a Chinese tour bus in South Pattaya on Friday.
Tourists on the bus were horrified as the tourist was pulled out from under the bus. The man’s left arm was detached and he was unconscious, according to Sanook.
Sawang Boriboon foundation medics performed first aid at the scene by bystanders rushing to provide shade with their umbrellas.
The man was stabilised then rushed to Muang Pattaya Hospital. His identity and nationality have not been revealed.
The 47 year old tour bus driver, Parinya, claims he didn’t see the pedestrian. He says he only became aware of the issue when a member of the public screamed that someone was being dragged under his bus.
The accident happened in the road leading to South Pattaya around 11.30 am Friday morning.
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