SAMUT PRAKAN — A routine road accident provoked a discussion about driver responsibility Sunday night after dashcam footage of the accident went viral for a young passenger’s insistence his parents admit fault.
The video shows a car clipping another, as it attempts to cut into its lane Saturday morning on the Kanchanapisek Expressway, sending it tumbling and coming to a stop upside down. Although the driver doesn’t appear to be at fault, it’s what his son is says next that won hearts and minds online.
“Mom, dad. We have to own up to that,” a boy can be heard saying from inside the car.
The clip has been watched more than half a million times.
The driver and father of the young boy, Thanawat Sukthawee, told police the incident occurred while he was driving from Samut Prakan’s Suksawat area to the eastern Bangkok district of Nong Chok.
Four people inside the other car received minor injuries, police Col. Sophon Mongkolsoponrat said Monday. He said its driver was charged with reckless driving.
Although most acknowledged the accident did not appear to be their fault, many online praised the boy for telling his parents to show responsibility.
“Your father is not wrong. You’re so cute, kid,” user Pumpim Dolsiree wrote.
Most however couldn’t get past the fact the other vehicle made a really bad move.
“They’re totally wrong, not the boy’s father. His father even ran to see if they’re okay. If I were him, I’d kick that guy already,” commented Noppadol Promrak.
Either way, some gave credit for the boy’s misplaced integrity to his mom and dad.
“No doubt the parents raised the kid well,” Facebook user Red Skull V.SE wrote.