Crosswalk death: Bus hits 70-year-old

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Breakingnews

Woman killed on pedestrian crossing

8/10/2012

BANGKOK - A 70-year-old woman was killed when a public bus hit her then overturned and fell on her on Monday outside Thewes fresh market, police said.

Pol Col Paitoon Chata-ngam, superintendent of Samsen police station, said the woman was identified as Charoensri Vanichanan.

He said the air-conditioned public bus, running on route 524 between Bang Khen and Sanam Luang, hit Charoensri as she was walking across the road on a pedestrian crosswalk.

The bus then overturned and fell on the woman.

Pol Col Paitoon said the bus driver braked but could not stop in time because the road was slippery due to heavy rain.

(Source: Bangkok Post, Breakingnews, Woman killed on pedestrian crossing, 8/10/2012, link)


Pedestrian Safety

pedestrian - a person walking, traveling by foot without riding in car, but or taxi (to get from one place to another place) (See Wikipedia)

pedestrian safety - "almost two-thirds of the 1.2 million people killed annually in road traffic crashes worldwide are pedestrians... Most pedestrian deaths occur due to the traumatic brain injury resulting from the hard impact of the head against the stiff hood or windshield. In addition, although usually non-fatal, injuries to the lower limb (usually to the knee joint and long bones) are the most common cause of disability due to pedestrian crashes" (See Wikipedia)

road traffic safety -
"methods and measures for reducing the risk of a person using the road network being killed or seriously injured. The users of a road include pedestrians, cyclists, motorists, their passengers, and passengers of on-road public transport, mainly buses and trams. Best-practice road safety strategies focus upon the prevention of serious injury and death crashes in spite of human fallibility" (for example: driving slowly when the road is wet and slippery) (See Wikipedia)

pedestrian crossing - a special place on street for people walking to cross to get to the other side of the street, sometimes a special light tells cars top stop, sometimes a little flag, sometimes nothing is given to help cars notice them (See Wikipedia)
pedestrian crosswalk - Same as "pedestrian crossing"

woman killed on pedestrian crossing
walking across the road on a pedestrian crosswalk

fall - go or pass down to the ground from above ตก,ล้ม
fall on  -
fall on top of something 

overturn -   
, turn over  คว่ำลง, พลิกคว่ำ, ทำให้คว่ำ, ทำให้ล้ม, คว่ำ, พลิกคว่ำ

the bus overturned and fell on her

fresh market - wet market, the old style market (mostly outdoors)
outside Thewes fresh market


A 70-year-old woman was killed when a public bus hit her then overturned and fell on her on Monday outside Thewes fresh market, police said.

superintendent - o manager or person who watches over some activity  ผู้จัดการ,ผู้ควบคุม, ผู้ดูแล, ผู้อำนวยการ
superintendent of Samsen police station

identified - named ระบุชื่อ
victim identified as Charoensri Vanichanan

Pol Col Paitoon Chata-ngam, superintendent of Samsen police station, said the woman was identified as Charoensri Vanichanan.

public bus -
a bus that everyone can ride in (that travels between two points with stops along the way) รถโดยสารประจำทาง, รถบัส
air-conditioned public bus

route - the way that planes, buses, trains, or ships travel regularly เส้นทางของรถ เรือ เครื่องบิน,etc.
bus running on route 524

He said the air-conditioned public bus, running on route 524 between Bang Khen and Sanam Luang, hit Charoensri as she was walking across the road on a pedestrian crosswalk. The bus then overturned and fell on the woman.

brake - the device that the driver presses with foot to stop bus เครื่องห้ามล้อ, เบรก, สิ่งที่มีผลยับยั้งทำให้ช้า

in time - ตรงเวลา, ทันเวลา,  ภายในเวลา (ที่กำหนด)
stop in time
could not stop in time

the bus driver braked but could not stop in time

slippery - wet, smooth or oily so that it slides easily or causes something to slide ลื่น
the road was slippery due to heavy rain

Pol Col Paitoon said the bus driver braked but could not stop in time because the road was slippery due to heavy rain.

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