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If you need good luck, a nine-tailed lizard at Bangkok’s amulet market is said to whip cash into your pocket

— Pocket Protectors

Thailand’s highways aren’t for timid drivers, with inundated roads, erratic speeders, and a cultural disdain for seat belts taking thousands of lives each year. So when Pitak Veangsima, a marketing executive, careened his Lamborghini off a road at 150 kph in June and smashed into a tree, it seemed as though he would be just one more goner.

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