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Brake failure! Ten wheel truck causes eight vehicle pile up at the lights in Ramkhamhaeng

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Brake failure! Ten wheel truck causes eight vehicle pile up at the lights in Ramkhamhaeng

 

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Brake failure has been blamed for a pile up on Ramkhamhaeng Road in Bangkok yesterday. 
 
A ten wheel truck carrying building materials for the Orange Line train project plowed into vehicles waiting at a red light outside the head office of the Mistine company.
 
Three people were injured and taken to Kasemrat Ramkhamhaeng Hospital. 
 
Eight vehicles were damaged. 
 
TNA reported that the driver of the truck tested negative for alcohol and drugs in his system. He said his brakes failed. 
 
He has been charged with negligent driving by Bang Chan police who are investigating. 
 
Traffic returned to normal after the damaged vehicles were towed to the yard at Bang Chan police station. 
 
Source: TNA
 
 
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Ahhhh th "old brake failure again"  it's like listening to an old record stuck in the grove !!!

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7 hours ago, keith101 said:

I am amazed at how many of these bus/truck drivers blame brake failure , the only reason this could be true is lack of proper maintenance which initially lays with the drivers who can tell when their brakes are bad and the companies who force them to keep driving them after they have been informed of the problem .

Or, that it is a fake excuse, because the divers know RTP don't perform post-collision brake inspections.  That way, there is no investigation as to whether the driver fell asleep or was playing Facebook or Line on his mobile.

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8 hours ago, Jazz5555 said:

Thank god the pointing unit arrived! I was having trouble finding the cars.

He has a qualification in pointing, so he's damn well going to use those pointing skills he worked so hard to achieve. 

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6 hours ago, hotchilli said:

Ahhhh th "old brake failure again"  it's like listening to an old record stuck in the grove !!!

Since first coming to Thailand in 1996, there has been a great deal of news reporting this phenomenon, but none has been "stuck in the GROVE" you mention.  Having said that, I am surprised that from my recollection only one time has it been reported that the police conducted an immediate "investigation" to clarify the real cause of the claim.  That turned out to be a false statement by the driver as the brakes were found to be in perfect working order but when tested he proved positive for DUI and drugs.

 

'nuf sed

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4 hours ago, Jeremy50 said:

He has a qualification in pointing, so he's damn well going to use those pointing skills he worked so hard to achieve. 

I have often wondered what all those medal ribbons are for.

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14 hours ago, worgeordie said:

Honest mistake !, he mistook the clutch pedal for the brakes,

happens quite often,here.

regards worgeordie

This is much more likely than "brake failure", or perhaps his phone fell under the seat and he was looking for it. You don't cause that amount of destruction unless you are running at quite some speed.

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