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British tourist kills police in crash

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Thrown 200 meters again. Seems this distance is becoming a bit too common. Do they have other distances here apart from the equally vague ' sork ' used in the building trade

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Crazy Brit. You don't visit a foreign country, rent a car, and drive with reckless abandon. You don't know the roads and you are a guest.

I hope they lock up Mr. Benjamin in a Thai prison cell for a few years and not just let him go back to the island after paying off the officer's family.

My condolences to Police Lance Corporal Wiroon's family and friends. Terrible that this happens at the end of the Songkran holiday.

What a naive comment. You believe everything you read and take it as gospel. You crazy Farang!!!!!

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ID: 24   Posted (edited)

It must have been a high speeding car when you look at the damages. Accidents waiting to happen in Thailand , if people can't adjust the speed and drive defensively. This is not Europe , it's dangerous roads and dangerous drivers here, please take care.

Edited by balo
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An inflammatory post has been removed. You may disagree with another poster, but it must be done in a civil manner.

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Definetly speeding by the looks of the 'Mercedes''.....

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Just imagine if the car driver had slammed on his brakes to avoid the biker, and killed a family of 6 who were driving 2 foot from his boot.

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Nearly every Farang I know who drinks and has transport, drinks and drives on a regular basis, of course none of these would be ThaVisa members nor would they be known to any other ThaiVisa members bar me.

In ThaiVisaland it's always the Thai that's at fault.

In Bangkok, the foreign friends I know who have a car take a taxi when going out for a drink or meal, or their Wives drive home.... In contrast the none of my Thai friends take a taxi, instead choosing to drive.

None of my foreign friends have ever had a drunk driving related accident, all of my Thai friends have. This is not Thai bashing, this is fact as I know it in my circle of friends.

Back on Topic:

As others have said, the damage to the Mercedes is significant.... it looks more like 'car-on-car' damage.

I wonder how they can estimate or calculate the speed the Mercedes was travelling at and what that estimation / calculation would be.

The other questions: Blood Alcohol can be readily answered if the checks were carried out on the driver and the unfortunate deceased.

IF (a big IF at the moment) the Mercedes driver was proven to be speeding and drinking I wonder how this would play out, especially when making a direct comparison with the Red-Bull heir driving his Ferrari at speed while under the influence (of narcotics, alcohol too?) and killing a Policeman on his motorcycle.

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I think it is silly to assign blame at this time in the proceedings. We have no idea who's at fault and it could be that they were both in the wrong. The Brit for speeding and the Thai officer for making an ill-advised U-turn in front of an on coming car.

The person making the U turn only does so if sound judgement suggests the road is clear enough.

Speeding has to be proven, turning into oncoming traffic seems pretty clear cut already.

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RIP to the police officer and condolences to his family and friends Good chance that the Brit prat will just pay his dues same as any other rich person in Thailand and just jump on a plane head for home and forget this bad holiday incident at least he did not run from the scene of the accident which makes a change for a motoring fatality story in Thailand

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Firstly. RIP to accident victim.. Secondly. If the bike had actually been diagonal to the car's bonnet (hood) then it could well have done that much damage even at 90kmh. But reasonable speculation is that he was doing more, how much more !!!!

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ID: 38   Posted (edited)

Hurled the motorbike 200 mtrs, from the damage to the front of the Merc, it seems the M/C was hit side-on.

Driver allegedly admitted speeding. Hope this serves as a warning for others who flout the laws of our host country and trust the culprit spends a long time in a Thai prison contemplating his stupidity.

RIP Young Officer, deepest sympathy to his family.

Edited by Torrens54

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As far as I can see from the report the British driver was not at fault.

No evidence he was speeding or drunk.

Thai making a u-turn on an unregistered, uninsured, untaxed m/c.

Thai happens to be an off duty policeman ...... so what.

Was the Thai drunk? No evidence presented, but he was breaking the law.

Unregistered un taxed uninsured.........all sadly irrelevant here, wonder if he had a helmet on too?

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Definetly speeding by the looks of the 'Mercedes''.....

Drivel...cars are meant to collapse on impact to ease the force on the driver and save his/her/its life

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