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All this carnage and just a 1,000 baht fine after ten injuries following "brake failure".

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All this carnage and just a 1,000 baht fine after ten injuries following "brake failure".

 

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Pictures: Daily News

 

Daily News have revealed that a six vehicle pile-up that smashed up a Defence Ministry van and two tourist police cars has resulted in only a 1,000 baht fine for the driver of a ten wheel truck.

 

The driver - Manot Suaylam, 29 - said his truck carrying frozen chicken suffered brake failure before plowing into vehicles waiting at some lights in Nakorn Pathom on March 20th.

 

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The accident was high in the public eye because one of the ten people hopitalized was former national takraw player Seubsak Phanseub who is now a police lieutenant colonel attached to the Kanchanaburi force and is known affectionately as "Sergeant Joe".

 

He suffered head injuries but they were not deemed as serious.

 

In fact the Nakorn Pathom police investigating said that none of the injuries sustained was serious and consequently the truck driver was only fined 1,000 baht.

 

The police said that compensation is also forthcoming from the person that caused the accident. This is likely coming from the company that owns the truck.

 

They also added that the case was not formally concluded.

 

Pictures at the time showed the Defence Ministry van high up wedged between the two tourist police vehicles that were believed to be part of a convoy.

 

Thaivisa notes that Daily News are running a campaign to raise awareness about road safety issues and were clearly concerned about the apparent leniency shown in the case.

 

Source: Daily News

 
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The 1000Bht fine equates to the wrist-slap punishments handed to delinquent/drunken driver in many western countries. 

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25 minutes ago, arithai12 said:

Something is wrong, or maybe we don't see the full picture. It looks like the 10-wheeler actually braked very suddenly, and the cars behind it were too close or too fast to react.

Or perhaps the brake lights did not function?

 

The truck that caused the accident ran into a queue of cars from behind, it was not the one in the photo.

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1 hour ago, Lupatria said:

Check the drivers mobile phone and compare the time of his last sms with the time of the accident. Break failure my (deleted).

sssssh! not the way it's done in LOS, 1, its too difficult and 2,  the driver might be embarrassed if could lying. 

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