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The tangle after a taxi crashed into motorcycles at Mom Tri's Oasis

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Friday, May 7, 2010
MIDNIGHT at the Oasis, according to the song, was a great time to be having fun. Yesterday, about 1pm, it was mayhem at the Oasis as a taxi driver apparently swerved to avoid hitting a tourist on a motorcycle.

The cab roared on, smashing into vehicles parked outside Mom Tri's Oasis in Koktanode Road. Most of the motorcycles belong to staff from the popular restaurant in Kata.

At least 10 members of the Oasis staff went to Chalong Police Station to sort out whether they will be reimbursed for the damage. The restaurant brought in staff from another Mom Tri establishment nearby to help out. Nobody was injured.
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Very lucky that no one was hurt. Most likely another example of driving too fast down that narrow, crowded road where local council forgot to put in the sidewalks - or perhaps reallocated the sidewalk fund to other "projects".

I am surprised that there has not been more serious injuries on that road as the lack of a sidewalk forces tourists, usually families, to walk in the narrow roadway. And most motorised traffic still continues to drive far too fast.

My heart has jumped on more than a few occasions as speeding water trucks narrowly missed pedestrians. It is only a matter of time before there is a serious incident down there - and I believe that the locals might have protested against the speeding trucks not too long ago.

Posted by Treelover on May 7, 2010 07:45

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I was there just after it happened. The people should in theory get all their things paid for because he should be insured...shouldn't he?

Isn't it illegal to drive in Thailand without insurance?

Posted by Tbs on May 7, 2010 08:04

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maybe he just came from that opticians I can see on the left :)

Result: Fail!

Posted by Mike Hunt on May 7, 2010 11:07

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I also heard he works at one of the local hotels, lives very near by and often drives crazy and in this case was on the wrong side of the road and a car was coming.

I eat lunch there often and park my bike there. The whole scene could have been much worse.

Pity they did not test the driver for an alcohol level as it was also said he smelled of booze. There are advantages to being a local.

Posted by VFaye on May 7, 2010 11:53


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