Nothing is ever 100% safe, and expecially not in Thailand. Exercise some wits about you whenever you have the urge to tempt “fate”. Gamble only if you are prepared to lose. With this case here, it’s like playing Russion Roulette with your life.
In all honesty, the accident is just not pure bad luck. This is Thailand and in Thailand, safety is somehow never the #1 priority. Life is cheap here. A lot of things that can go wrong, WILL go wrong. The video at the bottom of the page gives me the shivers. You have been warned.