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Trash on the road leads to death of German tourist in Samui

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USPatriot    461
5 hours ago, meatboy said:

and the local motorist who had skidded earlier left it for someone else to skid on.poor chap.thats THAINESS.

 

That is everyoneness.

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Tchooptip    1,762
59 minutes ago, meatboy said:

never and do you want to know why,in over 30yrs.i have never ridden a BIKE,and my car has only 4,300 on the clock,that is after 5yrs.of use.

And in what state the soles of your shoes?  :wink:

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ben2talk    614
3 hours ago, jimstar1 said:

Rip Sad But I think Helmet might have Helped  :sorry:

Doubtful. Helmets are of limited use - a decent full-face helmet is probably more trouble than it's worth in this country - though good to choose one that you can pick up visors for easily enough (65 baht for mine) to help with rain/dust.

 

Actually just watching the road surface whilst riding is your only defence. We're not talking about some 'freak' accident here - if there's a large polythene trash bag in the road I think you should be able to ride around it on a Honda Click. I can't imagine this is anything other than him driving without due care and attention.

 

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billd766    10,047
1 hour ago, meatboy said:

never and do you want to know why,in over 30yrs.i have never ridden a BIKE,and my car has only 4,300 on the clock,that is after 5yrs.of use.

 

I have put 47,xxx km on my motorbike since 2009 and my 2001 Ford Ranger pick up has 35x,xxx on it

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Where the Police officer is standing you can see the wall behind him. This runs down out of the photo and is the wall to a number of luxury villas just out of shot is where they stack their trash, there and further down the road. This is a steep, sharp corner and possibly more deaths on this corner than most in Samui. It ALWAYS has some sort of trash, either gravel and sand or trash from passing motorists. I cycle it often. It looks like he might have been thrown over the wall at speed (many do speed around there) and with no helmet there are way too many 'hard' surfaces. RIP to the man, horrible way to go and it is a shame the Thai local didn't think to clean up the mess for the next person.  Having said that, the 'trash juice' that drips from the Garbage truck has taken out many in the past. Maybe the garbage truck could have some sort of hose and hose down the liquid...wait...sorry...that's just never going to happen I know. Tourists need to be made aware 'This is NOT like your home and you must take care and at least wear a helmet' Sad story.

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TunnelRat69    847

Rest in Peace, this could happen to anyone of us, it was just his time I suppose.  I UK Warrant Officer friend of mine decided to walk home rather than drive drunk, he & his girlfriend walked the three blocks to his house and a truck's side mirror hit him on his head as it rounded a curve, killed him instantly.  ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,  and this was in Belgium.

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Kabula    1,131

The operator's speed may have been too fast prior to entering the curve.

 

If the roadway had a slight grade to the left,  excessive speed combined with  improper hard braking would have pulled him over the trash and into the concrete and sign.

 

Most motorcycle accidents in the vicinity of sharpe curves are caused by speed too fast for conditions and improper road grades.

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TheLobster    755
5 hours ago, robsamui said:

The article has been badly reported/translated from the original post in Thai media.

 

The government refuse truck regularly crawls up this hill. All the gunk and the slops and the oily waste flows  out of the back onto the road in this spot because the truck is on an incline.

 

The 'motorist' who saw the accident was in fact on another scooter and travelling behind. he is also quoted as saying he is aware of the slippery road here and was going slow. The unfortunate accident victim was moving at speed.

If it had been raining and the road was wet then that 'spillage' would have made the bends particularly nasty.

 

This road between Chaweng and Lamai is notorious for accidents as most Samui residents know.

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Catkiwi    210
9 hours ago, balo said:

 

No real helmet ? RIP. 

 

Indeed.....why do all stupid Farangs whom, in general, spout off about being from a 1st world country with modern traffic laws revert to behaving like the locals here. Of course you suffer head trauma if you dont wear a helmet. 

 

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YetAnother    1,976

pity; thailand is a dangerous place; thais are not a careful people and that often translates into potentially dangerous scenarios for everyone

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