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    The Bus Crash Thread The Driver Usually Nods Off .

    Six dead, 40 injured after Bangkok bound tour bus crashes head on into 10 wheeler


    Six people are dead and more than 40 injured after a Roi-Et to Bangkok tour bus jumped the central reservation on the Friendship Highway last night and collided head on with a ten wheel truck.

    Bangkok bus crashBoth drivers are dead along with 4 passengers sitting at the front on the Prayat Tour company bus, reported Daily News.

    It is believed that the tour bus driver nodded off.

    The injured have been taken to Si Khiw and Maharat Nakorn Rachasima hospitals – eight are in a serious condition.

    The accident happened in the Si Khiw area. The bus was going to Bangkok and reportedly started to swerve before mounting the central

    reservation and colliding head on with an oncoming truck on the other side of the road.

    Tour bus driver Phichet Klinklang, 44, was the only fatality named.

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    http://www.samuitimes.com/six-dead-4...to-10-wheeler/


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    Quote Originally Posted by snakeeyes
    The Bus Crash Thread The Driver Usually Nods Off .
    What's with this hokey "run-on sentence" heading?...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaitongBoy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by snakeeyes
    The Bus Crash Thread: Where The Driver Usually Runs Away Losing Big Face .
    What's with this hokey "run-on sentence" heading?...


    Open license as applies to news headers.


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    A few of the rehabilitated absconding ones were forced to run the Bangkok marathon for charity


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    2 dead, 20 injured in bus-truck crash on South highway


    NAKHON SI THAMMARAT -- A tour bus bound for Yala's Betong district from Bangkok rammed into the protruding rear of an 18-wheel trailer truck that had run off Highway 41 in Chulabhorn district on Wednesday morning

    The bus driver and one passenger were killed, and about 20 passengers injured, reports said. The accident occurred about 4.30am on the South-bound side of Highway 31 near Moo 1 village in tambon Thung pho

    The 18-wheel trailer truck, loaded with cement, was heading South when it ran off the highway and into the ditch in the road median, but part of the trailer still projected out onto roadway.
    The tour bus was following immediately behind and crashed into the trailer truck's rear end, before also running into the ditch.

    Bus driver Pinai Chaisriya, 40, and an unidentified male passenger died in the accident. About twenty other passengers were also injured. They were admitted to Ron Phibun and Chulabhorn hospitals.

    The truck driver, who was not identified by police, was also seriously injured and admitted to hospital.

    2 dead, 20 injured in bus-truck crash on South highway | Bangkok Post: news

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    The bus is automatic? Made him forget he was driving?


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    The 18-wheel trailer truck, loaded with cement, was heading South when it ran off the highway and into the ditch in the road median but part of the trailer still projected out onto roadway.

    The tour bus was following immediately behind and crashed into the trailer truck's rear end, before also running into the ditch.

    Yes the first bus but not the second bus.
    The bus is automatic? Made him forget he was driving?

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    Three Chinese badly hurt in Phuket bus crash



    Rescue workers retrieve three injured Chinese tourists from a white tour bus which crashed into a barrier while going down the Patong hill in Kathu district of Phuket on Friday morning

    PHUKET - Three Chinese tourists were seriously injured when a tour bus they were travelling in lost control and crashed into a roadside barrier while going down a hilly road in Patong, Kathu district, on Friday morning.

    The incident occurred on Phra Baramee Road in tambon Kathu at about 10.35am.

    The bus with a Lamphun licence plate, carrying 28 Chinese tourists, a Thai tour guide and a bus assistant, was going down the Patong hill when a motorcycle cut in front of it, causing the bus driver to lose control of the vehicle. The bus skidded off the road and crashed into the barrier, said police.

    Three Chinese tourists were badly injured in the crash. One of them was a woman who suffered a broken leg while the two men suffered broken arms. Other people suffered minor injuries. All were rushed to Vachira Hospital.

    Pol Lt Sawanya Iedtrong, deputy investigation chief at Kathu police station, took driver Samroeng Kaewsuksai, 34, for an alcohol test, but found no traces of alcohol in his blood. The driver complained of chest pain and was later admitted to a hospital.

    Police were investigating.

    Three Chinese badly hurt in Phuket bus crash | Bangkok Post: news

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    I bet he was freewheeling and bent down to adjust his flip flop

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    Yeh maybe

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    French tourists hurt after bus avoids crash


    A bus carrying about 30 tourists from France had an accident in Khao Yoi district in Phetchaburi while it was on the way to a hotel in Cha-am district

    PHETCHABURI - About 20 French tourists were injured, one of them seriously, after their bus hit road barriers on Monday.

    The bus of CRT Transport Co, with about 30 tourists from France and a guide from Bangkok to Cha-am district, tried to avoid a collision with a truck on Phetkasem road when it reached Khao Yoi district.

    Chairat Srisilp, who was behind the wheel of the bus, said he was forced to swerve the vehicle after the 10-wheel lorry in another lane suddenly changed lanes.

    Lorry driver Wichit Tibanteng said he tried to apply brakes after losing control of the vehicle due to slippery road conditions, according to the Matichon online.

    The lorry carried fruits from Talat Tai in Pathum Thani to Narathiwat when the accident occurred.

    Pol Lt Col Nimit Watsuwan, a duty officer of Khao Yoi police station, said about 20 tourists were injured, one of them seriously. After the incident, they were transported to Khao Yoi hospital and Pak Tho hospital in Ratchaburi for examination and treatment.

    The seriously hurt passenger stayed at Khao Yoi hospital with one of her friends, he added.

    The rest were allowed to continue their trip after treatment on a new bus from Bangkok sent to drive them to the Regent Chaam Beach Resort.

    French tourists hurt after bus avoids crash | Bangkok Post: news


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    the 10-wheel lorry in another lane suddenly changed lanes.

    Thais do this on pavements, bts ticket barriers, shopping malls, etc etc

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    Elephant killed, driver badly hurt in bus crash


    A male elephant, 8, is killed after being hit by an interprovincial bus in Hang Chat district, Lampang province, on late Friday night. The bus driver was badly hurt while other passengers were unhurt


    LAMPANG - A male elephant was killed and a man badly hurt when an interprovincial bus rammed into it in Hang Chat district late Friday night. All passengers on board the bus were unhurt.

    The Bangkok-Chiang Mai air-conditioned bus, carrying 25 passengers, were travelling on Lampang-Chiang Mai route when it hit the pachyderm walking on the road near Khun Tan hill in Hang Chat district at around 10pm on Friday, said police. The bus was operated by state-run Transport Co.

    The force of the crash killed the elephant on the spot. Bus driver Narit Jittrong, 45, was badly injured and trapped in the driver’s seat.

    Rescue workers took more than one hour to extricate the driver from the wreckage. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, while other passengers on board were not injured.

    Pol Col Virot Saeng-iem, deputy investigation chief at Hang Chat police station, said an investigation found that the elephant was on the loose from its shelter and was walking on the road during the crash. The bus was going up Khun Tan hill at the time and the driver could not see the elephant walking in the darkness, causing the bus to crash into the animal.

    The elephant,‘’Plai Udom’’, 8, was under the care of the Elephant Reintroduction Foundation, which was about to release the animal into Doi Phamuang wildlife sanctuary in Hang Chang before the crash. The pachyderm was in the stage of adjusting itself before being returned to the forest.

    The jumbo earlier broke loose on Sept 8 this year and was found searching for food at a roadside forest near Khun Tan highway service unit.

    Elephant killed, driver badly hurt in bus crash | Bangkok Post: news


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    That is so very very sad.
    Looks like a fair stretch of straight road behind the crash scene, which means, no suprises, the driver was speeding and/or not paying attention.

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    11 injured when tour bus overturns in Narathiwat



    The overturned Koh Samui-Sungai Kolok tour bus blocks part of the road in Muang district, Narathiwat, on Monday morning after the driver lost control on a curve

    NARATHIWAT – A tour bus overturned in Muang district after hitting the median strip, injuring 11 passengers, on Monday morning.

    The bus was travelling from Koh Samui to Sungai Kolok in Narathiwat province when the accident occurred in tambon Lamphu of Muang district.

    Rescue teams found the on its side on the road with injured people trapped inside.

    All passengers were helped out of the bus. Eleven suffered minor injuries, police said, and were taken to Narathiwat Ratchanakarin hospital.

    Naroengsak Boonsamlee, 40, the bus driver, said he lost control of the vehicle on a curve and it hit the median strip and overturned.

    Mr Naroengsak said he was unfamiliar with the road and had been driving tour buses for only a short time.

    11 injured when tour bus overturns in Narathiwat | Bangkok Post: news



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    Fascists dress in black and go around telling people what to do, whereas priests... more drink!

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    Quote Originally Posted by klong toey View Post
    From that last pic it looks like the taxi driver might just have got lucky.

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    Bus crash leaves one dead and over 50 injured in Srakaew



    An interprovincial bus from Rayong flipped over on the highway in Srakaew province before dawn today killing one passenger and injuring 50 others.

    The bus was ferrying 55 passengers from Rayong to Mukdaharn.

    According to Srakaew police, the incident happened while it was raining.

    The driver identified only as Sommai, 48, put brake on the bus while it was approaching a curve.

    The bus skidded and he then swerved and hit the divider on the road.

    The bus then flipped over on the middle of the road.

    One woman was killed and all on board were injured.

    They were later admitted to Srakaew hospital for treatment of injuries.

    The driver was booked for reckless driving, police said.

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    Special training for bus drivers made mandatory ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    Special training for bus drivers made mandatory ?

    Doesn't even need to be special. Just training FFS.
    Plus drug and alcohol testing before during and after the trips.
    I really believe that many of these cowboys have no idea how to drive a coach/truck HGV.
    They get paid peanuts and just go for it.
    Apart from the family owned buses are there organisations behind it all?
    If so who are they and who are the responsible parties.
    These are the ones the Gov should be looking for. IMO.

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    Before climbing onto the bus, have a look at the floor of the driver's cab.

    Count the number of M150 bottles there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakeeyes View Post
    Elephant killed, driver badly hurt in bus crash


    A male elephant, 8, is killed after being hit by an interprovincial bus in Hang Chat district, Lampang province, on late Friday night. The bus driver was badly hurt while other passengers were unhurt


    LAMPANG - A male elephant was killed and a man badly hurt when an interprovincial bus rammed into it in Hang Chat district late Friday night. All passengers on board the bus were unhurt.

    The Bangkok-Chiang Mai air-conditioned bus, carrying 25 passengers, were travelling on Lampang-Chiang Mai route when it hit the pachyderm walking on the road near Khun Tan hill in Hang Chat district at around 10pm on Friday, said police. The bus was operated by state-run Transport Co.

    The force of the crash killed the elephant on the spot. Bus driver Narit Jittrong, 45, was badly injured and trapped in the driver’s seat.

    Rescue workers took more than one hour to extricate the driver from the wreckage. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, while other passengers on board were not injured.

    Pol Col Virot Saeng-iem, deputy investigation chief at Hang Chat police station, said an investigation found that the elephant was on the loose from its shelter and was walking on the road during the crash. The bus was going up Khun Tan hill at the time and the driver could not see the elephant walking in the darkness, causing the bus to crash into the animal.

    The elephant,‘’Plai Udom’’, 8, was under the care of the Elephant Reintroduction Foundation, which was about to release the animal into Doi Phamuang wildlife sanctuary in Hang Chang before the crash. The pachyderm was in the stage of adjusting itself before being returned to the forest.

    The jumbo earlier broke loose on Sept 8 this year and was found searching for food at a roadside forest near Khun Tan highway service unit.

    Elephant killed, driver badly hurt in bus crash | Bangkok Post: news


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    I'm not looking at that.

    Elephants are sentient beings.

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    The driver was speeding .

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