Expensive Cars & Fatal Accidents

20130203-123007.jpg

In September last year the Thai media reported on a story about a Ferrari that hit & killed a Bangkok policeman on a motorcycle and dragged his body some distance along the road. The driver turned out to be the grandson of the co-creator of Red Bull. Yesterday, another Ferrari was involved in a six car pile-up on the Pinklao Bridge. There weren’t any reports of serious injuries. However, news has just emerged that the driver of the red Farrari is the elder brother of the 19 year old driver of a Porsche involved in a fatal accident in 2011.

Bangkok Post: Kambai Inthilat was crossing the Pathum Thani-Bang Bua Thong Road when a Porsche driven by 19 year old Peerapol Thaksinthaweesap slammed into her, cutting her body in half with her torso coming to rest on the seat beside the driver (March 2011)

The Bangkok Post reported that the driver had apologized to the family and offered to pay them 350,000 Baht. We are still waiting to hear what will happen in the Red Bull case. But, it would seem that if you have money and come from an influential family, then you won’t see any prison time.

4 thoughts on “Expensive Cars & Fatal Accidents

  • February 3, 2013 at 1:09 pm
    Permalink

    this is happening more and more people have money and buy a high powered car with no idea how to drive them. they should make a law that you have to do a extra licence before they are aloud to drive high powered sports cars

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhKaedPTtTg

    check this out its a video of a ferrari crashing in singapore, the driver died and also the driver of the taxi

    Reply
    • February 6, 2013 at 5:45 pm
      Permalink

      Extra license? It does not take extensive training to know that driving over 80 km/h in city streets at any time of day or night is reckless and dangerous.

      Regular cars have sufficient means to kill as well, it’s just that the drivers of power cars have the power to do so with impunity and no consequences.

      Reply
  • February 3, 2013 at 1:36 pm
    Permalink

    The Thai driver training and testing does not equip a driver to cope with the basics let alone driving a high powered vehicle. This isn’t the first time and it certainly won’t be the last time such incidents happen.

    Reply
  • February 6, 2013 at 7:38 am
    Permalink

    Appalling. I wonder if these kids have their driving privileges taken away or if they’re allowed to continue driving these race cars. Oh..and let’s fix this with money…it’s no wonder this behaviour runs in the family.

    Reply

Leave a Reply