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Carnage in South Pattaya as "epileptic" man plows into people/bikes

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Breaking: Carnage in South Pattaya as "epileptic" man plows into people/bikes

 

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Two people are dead and more than a dozen were injured - two seriously - after a pick-up driven by an epileptic man plowed into crowds and motorcycles on a busy South Pattaya Road.

 

Channel 3 reported that most of the victims were students and parents after the incident on South Pattaya Road by the Com Pattaya building.

 

They said that debris from ten motorcycles was spread over a 200 meter area.

 

Fifteen people were injured - two seriously - and two were dead.

 

The driver in the smashed up black Isuzu pick-up was reportedly saved by police after he was attacked by an angry mob.

 

He said he had no recollection of what happened - he recovered his senses after passing out to see what he had caused.

 

He told police he was an epileptic.

 

Outraged posters on Facebook were questioning how a person suffering from epilepsy could be driving. 

 

The victims have yet to be named. 

 

 
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Two killed, 15 injured in Pattaya road accident

 

A pickup driver lost control of his vehicle in Pattaya on Monday morning, causing it to plough into 10 motorcycles, killing two people and injuring 15 others.

 

Police said the accident happened at 7am on South Pattaya Road in front of the Tuk Com computer shopping mall. The pickup, driven by Akkaradej Udomrat, 44, suddenly veered out of its lane and collided with a line of motorcycles on the opposite side of the road. 

 

Two motorcyclists died at the scene while 15 others were injured. Pol Lt Col Suwat Chotechuang, traffic inspector at Pattaya police station, said Akkaradej had tested negative to alcohol use.

 

Akkaradej himself said he had lost control of his vehicle after suffering an epileptic seizure.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30333130

 

 
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1 hour ago, darksidedog said:

I saw the carnage on Facebook earlier and he was very lucky that the cops protected him from a very serious beating. I hope he can provide good evidence of his medical condition, because that should be a murder charge.

If he does have it he can not drive therefor no insurance. 2 dead jail for life

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R.I.P. 

Sadly, the system is really the blame, we will never know the condition of this driver especially through the news. For those of us that have gone through getting a license pay the money and you get a slip of paper at a local Thai client. There is no tracking system for history of drivers all done locally hand written in a log book?

Just came back from Tukcom,  Sukhumvit and Pattaya Tai and heavy presents of police making a show which is after the fact. 

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What percentage of epileptic drivers is acceptable ? 

 

What percentage of drunk drivers is acceptable ?

 

What percentage of drugged up drivers is acceptable ?

 

Same same, no different.

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There is a lot of damage to that pick up.

 

If he had a fit you would expect he would take his foot off the accelerator.

 

How fast was he going....

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Manslaughter charge at least but in Thailand, he will definitely walk out of the court a free man if he has money to distribute.

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