The scientist sticks to the speed of the car
Judicial Police inspect a motorcycle belonging to Pol Snr Sgt Maj Wichian Klanprasert of Thong Lor Police Station and a Ferrari driven by Vorayuth Yoovidhya, the youngest son of Red Bull Chalerm Yoovidhya executive, following the September crash 2012. (Photo: Somchai Poomlard)
A scientist from Chulalongkorn who concluded that Red Bull scion Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya was driving his car at 177 km / h in the infamous 2012 hit-and-run case stands by his evidence and says he was never told. never said that the speed was then adjusted to almost 100 km / h less.
Sathon Vijarnwannaluk, professor of physics in the university’s Faculty of Science, was a member of the original evidence-gathering team and told a talk show on Thairath TV that he was skeptical of the new finding police officers according to which the Ferrari of the Red Bull heir did not exceed 80 km / h.
Shortly after the crash, the speaker said he examined CCTV footage taken in an exhibition hall at Soi Sukhumvit 53, about 100 meters from the scene of the crash.
Since this was the only footage available, he said he decided to calculate the car’s speed based on when it passed the camera.
Mr Sathon said the car appeared to be moving very fast as it appeared on screen at 05.34.17 and left before 05.34.18. The distance between the two points was about 31 meters.
He admitted that he was unable to produce an accurate calculation at the time, so he simply concluded that the car had traveled about 30 meters in less than a second.
He therefore concluded that the car must have been driven at a speed greater than 108 kilometers per hour.
In a telephone interview with the Bangkok Post, he said his calculation was based on the time that appeared on CCTV, so it’s scientifically based.
Two teams of specialists calculated the car’s speed at the crucial moment, he said, and each could have produced a different result depending on the starting point used.
Nonetheless, Mr Sathon said his team concluded that the Ferrari ran at 177 km / h and the other team at 174 km / h.
Two new specialist witnesses, police majors, inspected the damage to the Ferrari and the victim’s motorcycle.
They compared it to other crashes and agreed the Ferrari didn’t go over 80 km / h.