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The wheel was one of two that broke loose from the 10-wheel truck as it travelled at what police believe was excessive speed down Thepkasattri Road, Phuket's main north south artery. I'd be surprised if they DIDN'T speed. Get well Alexey.
Posted by Nick on February 7, 2013 12:36
speeding is not the reason for wheels coming off,
Posted by paul on February 7, 2013 13:47
@nick...great to see that there are also people out having a few nice words for russian people...suggest we all relax a bit and be nice to each othet. Makes life so much easier and more pleasant. Well done nick.
Posted by Mike on February 7, 2013 14:03
Hey Alexey hope you recover really fast with no ill effects of this tragic accident. Get better soon. Ride to live and live to ride Alexey.
Posted by Robin on February 7, 2013 15:24
If you have ever seen a truck tire flying down the road on its own you would be doing a little more than wishing him to get better. They are so big and heavy, some of them are difficult for one person to stand up after they have fallen over when putting them on the truck, that one province in Canada instated a $50,000.00 fine for a first offense if it cant be proved a manufacturing fault. Simple checking of all lugs everyday stops these incidents dead in their tracks, if you excuse the pun.
Posted by Tim on February 7, 2013 18:28
wheels dont come off from speeding they come off because some fool didnt tighten the wheel nuts,veh maintenance and competent repair persons are rare in this country heres the result get well soon Alexy.
Posted by slickmelb on February 7, 2013 19:06
Alexey, all the best! recover well and completely!
Posted by PhuketExpat on February 8, 2013 02:08
its not always the wheel nuts that are not tighned up enough the big nut on the hub can become detached from the king pin this happens on vehicles all over the world
Posted by ayjay on February 9, 2013 04:24
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