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Two women injured as motorbike hits pickup head-on on Patong Hill

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ID: 22   Posted

To GiantFan.

The bike is on the LEFT SIDE going down the Truck looks like it been overtaking and seems to be in the middle of the road going up.

Have another good look.

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12 hours ago, KhunBENQ said:

This one (somewhat graphic).

They were on the wrong side and speeding like you should not do except you are a professional racer. Too fast and loosing control in the curve swerving over the continuous yellow line.

NOTHING to blame on the pickup driver.

 

 

EDIT: sorry, "injured". I pronounced them dead already.

That must be heavy injuries.

Good luck.

Stupid girls

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ID: 26   Posted

1 hour ago, KhunBENQ said:

Truck on the wrong side?

Sorry, but either new monitor or new glasses needed.

 

Two lanes up, one lane down divided by a continuous yellow line.

What's in question here?

 

 

Exactly correct, I drive that road often. going down one lane, going up hill 2 lanes.  Ladies looks like going far too fast and chatting, could not make the left hand bend, if they made that bend then next sharper right hand bend would has seen them off the road, not to mention the next sharp left bend.  All downhill trafic has to slow down to navigate those 3 bends safely.

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ID: 27   Posted

21 minutes ago, LivinginKata said:

All downhill trafic has to slow down to navigate those 3 bends safely.

It could be that simple.

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ID: 28   Posted

Freeze the clip at 17 seconds, both the girls are laughing like its a day out at the beach...

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43 minutes ago, Bulldozer Dawn said:

Freeze the clip at 17 seconds, both the girls are laughing like its a day out at the beach...

And with no crash helmets too ...guess they weren't needed at the beach...

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14 hours ago, smedly said:

yes and the truck was obviously on the wrong side of the road as I have said already

 

and for the person that made the smart comment..............you are obviously not from Phuket....why should that make a difference, I have been to Phuket and all over Thailand

 

If it was up to me based on the horrendous track record and horrendous death toll on Phuket roads I would impose an absolute  strict 30kph speed limit on the whole Island with extreme penalties for those that  don't conform.....there are just too many people losing their lives on the island, it has got to be the worst in Thailand by a country mile

 

30kmph all day every where no exceptions strictly enforced  .......countless lives saved and an added 10mins to anyones journey 

I would not be surprised that most of those who got themselves into driving troubles are from Esarn and the Central Plains with little experience driving in mountainous terrain.

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ID: 31   Posted

Both survived. Only one hospitalized.

They seem to get a second chance.

(from a Phuket Gazette report in another thread)

 

Women? Well close to.

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The crash victims were both ladyboys riding from Patong toward Phuket Town, Kathu Police officers told Phuket Gazette reporters.

Kusoldharm Foundation rescue workers transported them to Patong Hospital. The more severely injured of the two was later transferred to Vachira Phuket Hospital, where she remains in the Intensive Care Unit.

 

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On 5/15/2017 at 5:09 PM, YaiJung said:

There is a video(dash cam from the pickup truck) and graphic photos in the Thai news.  The ladies clearly were in the wrong lane and hit the pickup head-on.  There was nothing the pickup driver could of done to avoid it.  Luckily he had a dash cam. 

 

 

they can come in pretty handy; when you need one, you REALLY need one

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16 hours ago, Bulldozer Dawn said:

Freeze the clip at 17 seconds, both the girls are laughing like its a day out at the beach...

555,I really don't think they would be laughing at that point, more like screaming in panic IMO.

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On 5/16/2017 at 3:33 AM, smedly said:

yes and the truck was obviously on the wrong side of the road as I have said already

 

and for the person that made the smart comment..............you are obviously not from Phuket....why should that make a difference, I have been to Phuket and all over Thailand

 

If it was up to me based on the horrendous track record and horrendous death toll on Phuket roads I would impose an absolute  strict 30kph speed limit on the whole Island with extreme penalties for those that  don't conform.....there are just too many people losing their lives on the island, it has got to be the worst in Thailand by a country mile

 

30kmph all day every where no exceptions strictly enforced  .......countless lives saved and an added 10mins to anyones journey 

Yes, you said that already, and you were wrong already.  Have a look at the video and come back to apologize please.

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I used to wonder why the the taxis would always beep 3 times as we passed the corner on that hill.Then one day i was told it was because so many people had died there in accidents!

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Topic closed pending moderation.

 

/Edit: Topic re-opened for discussion.

 

Several troll comments and flames have been removed from the thread.

 

Members are reminded to keep the discussion civil and not personal.

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The two men on the bike are apparently recovering well in hospital. Fortunately they are out of danger. The bike rider may be charged.

 

"Mr Nattharikar has not been charged yet as he is still recovering in hospital, but will most likely be charged with reckless driving"
Read more at http://www.thephuketnews.com/phuket-ladyboys-safe-after-patong-hill-motorbike-pickup-slam-62187.php#UfzYxJ3DGUiSgvox.99

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On 5/16/2017 at 3:33 AM, smedly said:

yes and the truck was obviously on the wrong side of the road as I have said already

 

and for the person that made the smart comment..............you are obviously not from Phuket....why should that make a difference, I have been to Phuket and all over Thailand

 

 

What side of the road did you drive on when you were "All over Thailand"?

You obviously have no idea re that stretch of road/lane set up, look at the video and learn something.

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Sadly a typical case of 'target fixation', you will go on a bike ,exactly to the point you focus on!


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