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British tourist kills police in crash

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On ‎11‎/‎24‎/‎2016 at 7:09 AM, getreal said:

Did this speedster go to jail for killing the young Thai?

If you bother to read the topic you will see that a payment of 18 million was made, no conviction, no gaol time.

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On Thursday, December 01, 2016 at 11:10 AM, baansgr said:

If you bother to read the topic you will see that a payment of 18 million was made, no conviction, no gaol time.

If it is that easy then why doesnt the red bull son just pay up. He wouldnt even notice 18 million.

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24 minutes ago, getreal said:

If it is that easy then why doesnt the red bull son just pay up. He wouldnt even notice 18 million.

 

But he's a Thai and that wouldn't look good. Farangs paying their way out of jail is much more palatable.

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ID: 304   Posted (edited)

Another poser gets his due deserts. Yes lock him up. But he will bribe his way out of this as usual. That is the Thai way.

Edited by Bureaucrat

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if he pays a few baht, I'm sure the police will let him fly to Singapore for a while to drink Red Bull with similar fellons!

 

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Nonthwat interrogated Benjamin and learned that he was speeding his car from his residence in Cha-am to Hua Hin and the policeman made a u-turn at the spot suddenly, cutting into his way and making it impossible for him to stop his car in time.

 

 

I guess he was interrogated at the hospital? The police motorcycle had no license plate. I wonder if it had a headlight. Was there a drug alcohol test for the car driver and the motorcycle cop?

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Why do people keep saying they hope he gets locked up. I know you speed too occasionally, only difference is you haven't killed a cop yet by doing so. When it happens, don't forget to tell the judge to lock you up and throw away the key. 

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On 15/04/2015 at 5:30 PM, eeze said:

Who said the car was rented?

What makes him a tourist? Maybe just his visa?

The police officer's motorbike had no license plate at all

Yet, you condemn the guy to a prison sentence. What if it's found out that the car driver had not a trace of alcohol or other substance and that it was an accident at 2:40am.

Then again, i'm sure you'll find some other answers.

 

He admitted to speeding.  The missing license plate is such a trivial offence that it is laughable that attempt to use that in mitigation of killing someone while speeding, no alcohol is also not a mitigating factor in causing death through speeding.  He hit the bike so fast it was flung 200 meters, and this was in a town where the limit is 60km/h, clearly he was going much too fast and so he is guilty, simple stuff.

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Proof, if it were needed, that speed kills.  It's not just a fancy slogan to be ignored at will.

 

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Speeding Gee look at the damage to the car, he must have been close to breaking the sound barrier. I hope the cops are smart enough to check the cars engine computer and they will see exactly what speed he was doing. Still saying this it was the cops fault doing the U turn unless there was a bend in the road and he could not see the speeding car approaching.

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On 15/4/2015 at 0:13 PM, Nick167 said:

I hope tha they lock this guy up and just throw the keys away.

Why, Can you Tell who is to blame, the officer made a uturn cutting into the cars Lane , maybe this accident were unavoidable, regardles of the speed, 

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On 25/01/2017 at 1:58 PM, Camelot said:

Proof, if it were needed, that speed kills.  It's not just a fancy slogan to be ignored at will.

 

My hero Stirling Moss put it a different way.

He said it's not speed that kills it's lack of drivers ability.

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They never teach how to drive effectively and fastish like most do Just how to get to the Office.


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"speeding his car from his residence in Cha-am to Hua Hin"  Tourist ?  With a residence in Cha-Am ?  Another case of not letting the facts screw up a good story.  He must of been going at a fair rate of knots to do that damage though...

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What does speeding mean? Going 20 in a 15? Going the speed limit?

 

if someone whips a u-turn unexpectedly in front of you. Anything over 35, you won't have time to avoid...

 

dont need alcohol involved to have accidents...only high risk behaviors...

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ID: 317   Posted (edited)

On 15/04/2015 at 5:36 PM, Changoverandout said:

How many times have all of us who drive here had idiots at U turns pull directly into the fast lane without looking?

It's a daily occurrence and luckily I've always managed to avoid them unlike the unfortunate guy here. At U turns it is usually the person who is turning's fault.

I have also had to take evasive action to avoid hitting motor cyclists who U-turned, or even turned right, without bothering to look on that same stretch of road, particularly at night when most of them are probably drunk.

 

i am not suggesting that Mr Benjamin is entirely innocent but it is also quite possible the deceased was partly or wholly to blame for his own demise.

Edited by Dogmatix

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Where us the Red Bull Guy when you need him ... could give some sterling advice ...

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On 15/04/2015 at 3:30 PM, eeze said:

Who said the car was rented?

What makes him a tourist? Maybe just his visa?

The police officer's motorbike had no license plate at all

Yet, you condemn the guy to a prison sentence. What if it's found out that the car driver had not a trace of alcohol or other substance and that it was an accident at 2:40am.

Then again, i'm sure you'll find some other answers.

he was driving in a reckless manner. Driving far too fast for the conditions. Had he been driving in a reasonable and safe manner he would have the motor cycle and made allowances for it in his driving.

The motor cycle having no number plate is irrelevant.

He should be charged with reckless driving, causing an accident and vehicular man slaughter

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On 4/15/2015 at 5:11 PM, Mango Bob said:

Yes, even tourist can act like jerks on the roads here in Thailand. Another poor cop is strike down by a hi-so car. Bring back memories anyone?

Hi-so? This is the ridiculous Thai name for those Thais with too much money and too little sense, including that of responsibility. So how does a Mercedes driven by a British tourist equate to one of those?

 

Of course, it'll be embarrassing for the authorities to pursue a prosecution of a foreign visitor whilst continuing to faff around with that of a domestic resident (albeit, a part-time one). But then embarrassment, unless it's obvious loss of face, has never been something to faze the Thais.

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Eight days for this thread to reach a two year lifetime :whistling:

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I just love the way so many commenters seem to know exactly what happened here, right down to the small detail.
Amazing.

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On 04/15/2015 at 6:54 PM, Costas2008 said:

I love listening to you, saint and super driver, that never disobey the rules in Thailand.

Try to read the article properly, the guy was cut off by the motorbike when the policeman made a u-turn at the spot suddenly, cutting into his way and making it impossible for him to stop his car in time.

Ask yourself, what would you have done in a situation like this?

So stop, trying to be clever and think before you post nonsense.

Love a post top heavy with delicious irony

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