Jonathan Fairfield

Who’s in the wrong? Overtaking motorbike crashes into traffic cop who cuts across lane

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Who’s in the wrong? Overtaking motorbike crashes into traffic cop who cut across lane

 

 

 

Netizens were debating who was at fault after video footage of a motorbike crashing into a traffic police who cut across a lane was shared online.

 

The incident happened on Monday in Songkhla province.

 

The motorbike can be seen driving on the wrong side of the road as it overtakes traffic. 

 

The collision occurs when the traffic cop cuts across traffic and appears right in front of the overtaking motorbike.

 

With both unable to get out of the way, the pair collide in the middle of the road.

 

No one was seriously hurt in the incident .

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cop was ghost riding..its that simple

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Both wrong.

cop going against the traffic and the other for overtaking wrongly the cars.Do like to see the cop immediately  care for the victims and helps them getting up their feet.I do feel cop insurance needs to pay as he was the most wrong.

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The cop bike in this case as the other bike is not actually doing anything wrong as there is nothing to indicate it is speeding..  The girl should be wearing a helmet.  The cop bike going against the flow and not looking is at fault. 

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both are wrong. but the cop is more culpable because he should know better.

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Both. Though bikes most often overtake on the left - as do numerous cars - so wrong side of the road (overtaken vehicles), whichever way they do it.

 

And then they decided to block one lane while they sorted it out.

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traffic cop was obviously at fault!!!

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ID: 18   Posted (edited)

Cop should not proceed unless it was clear to do so! He was blindsided by vehicle on his right and should not have proceeded until the way was clear (visible to him)! Same applies to ANYONE. 99% cop fault, 1% other motorcyclist (not riding defensively).

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6 hours ago, Jonathan Fairfield said:

Who’s in the wrong? Overtaking motorbike crashes into traffic cop who cut across lane

The one with less influence and "no-money"-victim of course. Police can do no wrong.

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The cop is definitely at fault.

 

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6 hours ago, darksidedog said:

The cop is predominantly to blame. As he enters the traffic he is looking over his shoulder at what is coming from behind him, and pulls out without a single glance to his right. Had he done so, he would have seen the overtaking bike coming, who was within his rights to be doing what he was, and been able to wait until it was safe to enter the flow of traffic.

I suspect the other bike probably got a ticket though, to help him not lose face.

Silly cop. He forgot to look for anything coming at him on the wrong side of the road. We all do that now and then and sometimes pay the price. Instead, he was correctly looking behind to see if it was safe to enter the other side of the road.

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Its my fault. I did it. Im a farang...

 

 

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Thankfully no serious injury,so not much to get excited about, who knows might even improve their future road actions 

A forlorn hope I know

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The cop is in the wrong,the other bike was overtaking on a broking centre line That's legal.The cop was going Against the traffic,that's wrong.

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ID: 25   Posted (edited)

The cop is at main fault. He is turning into a main road where vehicles have right of way. There could have been for example an ambulance coming on the wrong side. He has to give way in any case. I am not an expert to judge in how far the motobike is at contributory fault.

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