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Reversing driver thought he had gone over a rock - but he was wrong

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Reversing driver thought he had gone over a rock - but he was wrong

 

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KALASIN: -- A tragic accident killed a 45 year old female pedestrian in Kalasin at the weekend - and all because a negligent driver had loaded up his car with vegetation for his cows.

 

The driver had piled the grass on his boot and could not see at all through his rear window.

 

He heard a thud and thought he had gone over a rock but he had reversed over a woman killing her instantly.

 

Police found Wan Preekarn dead in a pool of blood on the hard shoulder. 77Jowo said half her head was flattened as she had been caught under the wheel. She was found face up. She was from Lup sub-district in Kalasin.

 

Nearby was parked an old white Mitsubishi car with the driver waiting for the arrival of the authorities. The driver was Somsan Hongsuwan, 46. On the back of his car was a pile of vegetation.

 

Somsan told police he had driven to get something for his cows to eat and placed the vegetation on the boot of his car. He was reversing and couldn't see properly so he was just using his mirrors.

 

He said he heard a large thud and though he had hit a pole or gone over a large rock. When he got out of his vehicle he realized what he had done.

 

Witnesses at the scene said that the woman was visiting friends in the area and had just got off a bus when she was run over.

 

Police released the body to relatives for cremation and detained Somsan on a charge of negligent driving causing death.

 

The accident occurred on Saturday on the Kalasin to Somdej district road (Route 12) in Muang district of Kalasin in Thailand's north east.

 

Source: 77Jowo

 
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Look at the picture.......... the point of impact was before where the body is now. You will see a circle of blood where she was hit and then dragged forward to where the body is now.

It seems she was hit in full view of the driver.

 

Am I overthinking this???

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I suppose at least he didn't "flee the scene".

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1 hour ago, thequietman said:

Look at the picture.......... the point of impact was before where the body is now. You will see a circle of blood where she was hit and then dragged forward to where the body is now.

It seems she was hit in full view of the driver.

 

Am I overthinking this???

Could well be. Or, he completely reversed the rear wheels over her, and then pulled forward with her trapped between the underside of the car and the rear wheels (look how low it is), thus dragging her and leaving the blood trail. Both are plausible. Sad.

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I'm surprise that this doofus of a person didn't put the vegetation on his

front screen, at least that way he would  save a life, only people with rocks

in their head thing that they just reversed over a rock....

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9 minutes ago, Pattaya28 said:

And the crucial part of the story missing "Why was he reversing".

Pathetic reporting.

 

 

 If he drove forward the weeds would have slid off the boot.Better question is, why didn't he make sure there weren't any obstacles in his way before driving with his vision blocked.

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Another Boy Racer junk ride.Thats what they do,hurt the innocent


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Could have been a family dog....

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3 hours ago, webfact said:

Somsan told police he had driven to get something for his cows to eat and placed the vegetation on the boot of his car. He was reversing and couldn't see properly so he was just using his mirrors.

Maybe the use of mirrors is a rarely used option to using the rear window. But I understand that it would take a great deal of effort to get out of the car to make sure the way is completely clear of any obstructions. As long as it is understood that a price can be put on a life it will continue. Good that he did not do a runner.
Another sad, yet preventable fatality. RIP to the poor unfortunate visiting woman.

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2 hours ago, thequietman said:

Look at the picture.......... the point of impact was before where the body is now. You will see a circle of blood where she was hit and then dragged forward to where the body is now.

It seems she was hit in full view of the driver.

 

Am I overthinking this???

Yes, you probably are.  The 2nd picture in the link shows shadows and darker patches on the ground, not necessarily a pool of blood, definitely not an obvious point of impact and no dragging evidence is really any more obvious than what could just be tyre marks in the soft ground on the left.

 

Unless the rescue personnel and police are concentrating their efforts on the victims feet, then she is lying on the ground with her head (which is what took the impact, apparently) near the traffic, not near the marks in the soft ground.

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I would think you would stop when you heard the thud and not keep driving over the "rock".  He's really stupid or was going really fast or both.  What a crappy way to die.

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Like those stupid females who cover their dash with piles of cuddly toys, just leaving a small porthole to look out of.

Why was this guy reversing at high speed along the hard shoulder, an area intended for 2 wheeled traffic anyway?

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Yes very sad. Reversing is so dangerous, but I see so many doing it including trucks and busses where they could easily just drive forward safely.

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1 hour ago, AlphaSoiDog said:

While I have no idea on this sequence of events I will throw in that it's not always all the fault of the (possibly) clueless completely untrained egotistical and self centred driver (add in any others you like :).

 

I've been shocked a number of times by Thai and Western pedestrians alike that have walked a few inches in front of my scooter wheel while I am obviously looking to the right looking for a break in heavy traffic to launch into. Could they have walked behind me? Of course, but that would have required walking an additional metre and would not have caused additional issues for the oncoming traffic.

 

My guess is that Thai's think I have extra eyes instead of ears and that I should "be polite". And that the westerners think all of Chiang Mai is a "walking street" for their convenience, giving them "right of way". I have no guess about the Chinese...

 

Could some version of this behaviour contributed to this death? Maybe, maybe not. I just wanted to rant....

 

 

.....Maybe, maybe not....???

What unusual language here, rarely seen and likely unrecognizable for many TVers!

To be understood, try "Me smart, no errors. Others (non-farangs) dumb as bricks"

As for westerners thinking all is a "walking street" and their "right of way".....I'd guess a few here are indignant with your suggestion that seems to suggest there's something wrong with that?

 

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Another sad story from another stupid person doing something with their car.

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Very sad,the lack of common sense or logic from the driver beggars belief.

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