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Video: Women survive as innocent Suzuki totaled at Surat Thani intersection

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Video: Women survive as innocent Suzuki totaled at Surat Thani intersection

 

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CCTV footage from an intersection in the southern Thai province of Surat Thani showed the moment that a Suzuki Swift was waiting for traffic to pass on Tuesday morning. 

 

A pick-up with container on the rear then appears on camera as it overturns and careens into the innocent Suzuki. 

 

Manager reported that the female driver and female passenger in the Suzuki were recovering in Tha Chang Hospital where they were conscious.

 

The fate of the pick-up driver was not mentioned in their report. 

 

The eleven second clip was posted on the Facebook page of Achara Paisanteerajit who said that the incident occurred at the Rachada intersection in Tha Chang district of Surat Thani.  

 

Source: Manager Online

 
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Pick-ups of that type often come zooming past me at speeds of 100+ kph on blind corners or with oncoming vehicles. Maybe the quicker they get around their delivery route the more time they can have free. Yet another vehicle that needs restricted speeds, with 80kph written big on the body in red letters.

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3 minutes ago, Lungstib said:

Pick-ups of that type often

A pest worldwide. More and more delivery services with drivers under high time pressure.

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All trucks on route have to call in at weighing stations....why the hell speed limiters are not brought in is beyond me.....but then TIT and common sense is in short supply :whistling:

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36 minutes ago, colinneil said:

Maybe you need new glasses.

The  Suzuki driver did nothing wrong, was correctly positioned at the junction.

 

Read post #11. Then get your eyes tested. Duh

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12 minutes ago, seajae said:

would hazzard a guess that the pick up had tried to undertake the truck in the narrow bike lane and gone onto the gravel shoulder at speed and lost it, probably because they saw her move out and they hit the breaks, admittedly she has gone past the stop line and into the bike lane but then most thai drivers sneak out further than they should but the pick up is at fault with the suzuki also patially at fault for going past the stop line into the bike lane.

That would be my guess as well. The driver of the delivery truck got spooked by Suzuki car pulling too close to the intersection. While at the same time having no where to go if she pulled in any further (and we all know that many drivers here will enter the road without looking). So the driver panics, stomps the brakes and loses control due bad load balance or high a center of gravity.

So the Suzuki didn't enter the road, but she may very well have been a major contributor to the crash.

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