Only in Thailand? Contractor demolishes bridge but there are no warning lights

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Contractor demolishes bridge but fails to leave any warning lights

Three vehicles ended up the creek in Chonburi yesterday because a contractor who demolished a bridge failed to put in any warning lights.

The three vehicles all crashed into the ditch left, after it had got dark. Amazingly, all three vehicles managed to crash within the space of 10 minutes. You would think maybe after the first incident, but definitely after the second, that some sort of warning sign would be put up to warn others. No one was killed by the incidents, but four people were reported injured by Thai rath.

Following the destruction the department of rural roads rushed to put some emergency lights in and order the contractor to take more safety precautions. They suggested signage and warning lights. I would have though blocking the road off completely would be the safest option.

Police said they would pursue a charge of negligence and advised the victims to press charges in the civil courts.

The bridge is being repaired in the Bung Kradon sub-district of Ban Bung, Chonburi.

Source: Thai rath

  • taff

    What an idiot, he could have at least built a little take off ramp so the vehicles could jump the gap, especially the speed these vehicles travel at it would have been no problem.

  • Sexy Soi Six

    The Dukes of Hazard .

  • Ken Anderson

    These hillbillies in their Toxota Hilux should drive sober and in a civil manner, also open their eyes and watch where they are going, rather than play with their phones.
    Then accidents like this would not happen.

    • popeye the sailorman

      where does it say they were playing with phones your assuming and I was taught that to assume …..makes an ass of u and me…..

      • amazingthailand

        and you assume they didnt same same but different

      • John

        You’ve been watching Silence if the Lambs ,but it’s a well known common practice in Thailand for local (loco) drivers to be distracted by whatever means when they should be concentrating on the job in hand.cant believe only three vehicles passed on that road,so just goes to shows the ignorance of the populace when not warning others of dangerous life threatening conditions

        • taff

          Silence Of The Lambs, did you know Anthony Hopkins made a Welsh version of this film, it’s called Shut Up Ewe

      • Ken Anderson

        I’m Popeye the sailor man.
        I drive in an ice cream van.
        I play with my willy.
        So drive very silly.
        I’m Popeye the sailor man. Toot Toot.

        • popeye the sailorman

          i’ll play with your willy one day and make you silly

          • Ken Anderson

            How disgusting!!
            I will stick to the rice farmers daughters for that, but thank you all the same.

          • Sexy Soi Six

            Mmmm, that’s the best post you’ve ever written.

          • popeye the sailorman

            i can be GOOD sometimes but the female rice farmers grand dad takes some beating

        • Jack La Motta

          You are losing it hahahaha

  • popeye the sailorman

    just show how demented so called contractors are they are suppose to be proffessionals in their jobs but obviously they are NOT….anything of this magnitude SHOULD have early warning signs which would be common sense…..Health and Safety come to mind but not here in this complete wasteland (sorry for using KENS favourite word)

    • ken

      Its not my favorite word, its the appropriate manner in which to describe this place as you have discovered too.

      • Jack La Motta

        Brainless Thai Morons

      • popeye the sailorman

        are you a yank??? If not PLEASE spell favourite as it SHOULD be spelt

    • Jack La Motta

      There must have been a Rice Farmers Daughter somewhere in the background, wherever they go they leave a path of destruction!

    • Sexy Soi Six

      You are the son of that birth defect idiot Ken clown

  • ken

    Once again, Thais excelling at ineptness, that is one area they will not be surpass in.

  • Jack La Motta

    That must have been surreal, a flying sensation for a second followed by a loud crunch and a few Thai heads hitting their truck roofs, ouch…………….

    • Ken Anderson

      What happened to the 10 hillbillies that were sat outside in the back of the Hilux?

      • Jack La Motta

        Lost in Space?

  • le chef

    what was that S & G song — ah yes — like a bridge

  • amazingthailand

    why im not surprised even if there should have been warning lights it would have been useless decoration for these native morons

  • Sly

    A bridge too far Thai style.

  • O Bones

    happened to me in Ciudad Juarez. Bridge over river washed away. No barriers. Only thanks to the local folks that I and 2 mex hitchhiker passengers escaped with our lives. Life is 10% brains, 90%luck.

    • Sexy Soi Six

      So what are we all supposed to be happy your still alive or something .

  • Deadhorse.

    He may have demolished a bridge but he also create a carpark.