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Video: Motorway pile-up as "foreigner" kills nurse who came to help

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I have driven this road many times- the main problem is both signage and lack of lighting and the ongoing construction of toll booths which for now are unoccupied. When one approaches  the unoccupied toll area it is necessary to cut one's speed quickly as the passage is narrow. The signs are not in the proper place or distance to even warn an approaching vehicle that  they are approaching  an area where lower speed is essential. The main problem in Thailand and much of the World is excessive speed with a lack of properly maintained roads and construction notices.

I was an insurance accident claims adjustor for years in the US and we constantly went after construction sites; cities; counties and states for improper signage and notice that there was even  construction taking  place. If someone died as a result of the accident- the Insurance company always sued the municipality of jurisdiction for negligence when appropriate. Thailand needs proper accountability as this happens way too often.

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2 hours ago, whatawonderfulday said:

Very few good Samaritans  in Thailand. What a shame to lose one in these circumstances

 

The very many non good Samaritan's here would rather stop and video the carnage to fuel their bloodthirsty lust.

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A couple of off topic posts removed

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7 minutes ago, twizzian said:

 

The very many non good Samaritan's here would rather stop and video the carnage to fuel their bloodthirsty lust.

Unfortunately you are right and the likes of Facebook have changed societies attitude to what is, and what is not acceptable. Hiding behind a Facebook name, usually  false, makes it worse.

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2 hours ago, whatawonderfulday said:

Very few good Samaritans  in Thailand. What a shame to lose one in these circumstances

Plenty of looky loo's gawking with their cameras out. But rarely does anyone render any kind of aid. Just as in the video here today of the security guard taking a beating while many watched and drove by. Until one brave woman shooed the attackers away.

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4 hours ago, champers said:

Who are scumbags?

I don't know, but why don't people slow down when there is poor lighting in the area... are they dumb, careless or both?

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Why you should and I will never stop to help anyone.

 

 

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1 minute ago, StefanBBK said:


They don't get the concept of defensive driving. It's all about being fastest and first. No consideration for others.

Sent from my SM-G925F using Thaivisa Connect mobile app
 

I can imagine that they don't care about others, But shouldn't they at least care about themselves? 

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If you see an accident, slow the heck down, there are probably people walking around.  And if you ever have to walk around on a freeway, keep an eye on oncoming traffic at all times, especially at night in a dimly lit area.  Its a tragedy about the nurse who was trying to help people.

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2 hours ago, timewilltell said:

Well if you change the layout of a road by large scale road works then most normal places would increase the lighting to assist drivers otherwise used to the road of the altered layout. Yes a driver should assess the situation and slow down but since the average Thai driver has trouble with even heeding a red light I don't think relying on good driving skills is going to work in Thailand and even in countries with better driving standards and tests it is not relied on. I think cost and corruption are the major driving factors for not lighting properly coupled with an ignorance and complete lack of thought that goes along with so many things in Thailand hence lighting poles in the middle of roads, parents completely blocked by an assortment if badly designed steps to footbridge, food carts, electric transformers, phone boxes and anything else someone decides to stick on them and sometimes even electric cables hanging across footbridge steps so you garotte yourself trying to use them. These are supporting examples of the Thai mindset in such matters. The death of the nurse is sadder by the fact that incompetence by authorities is passed off onto the incompetence of the driver as an excuse. 

A well delivered assessment. The key words that jumped out were cost and corruption. They seem to run neck and neck. 

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1 hour ago, hobz said:

I don't know, but why don't people slow down when there is poor lighting in the area... are they dumb, careless or both?

All of the above!

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3 hours ago, F4UCorsair said:

Not every road can have lights every 50 metres.  That's why cars have headlights!  

 

Negligence and stupidity  are the cause of almost all road crashes/ Incidents, not a lack of lights, or signage, or anything external to the car, and more specifically, external to the driver.

I thought they meant lights in the work area / danger zone.

 

they have them down at the chalong circle "roadworks".... but... at a height of three feet, which end up blinding you, so are more of a hazard than a help imho.

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