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Seventeen injured - three seriously - as Pajero slams into school van in Krabi

 

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Picture: Thai Rath

 

Two students and a school van driver are in a serious condition in Krabi Hospital after a Pajero hit the parked van taking students home.

 

The car driver told police that a student ran in front of him causing him to swerve, lose control and hit the van on the right side.

 

The Pajero then hit a large roadside tree.

 

A total of seventeen people - mostly students aged 8-17 - were hurt. Two were in a serious condition - they were named as Wiphawadee Ninthat, 11, and Somchai Kaewjansorn. The driver of the school van Somboon Ramphrom, 61, was also seriously hurt.

 

The accident happened on the Khao Tor to Phanom Road in Plai Praya district around 5.30pm yesterday.

 

The driver of the white Pajero, Apichart In-Tham, 38, said that he was on his way with his wife from Surat to Phuket. He claimed a child ran in front of his vehicle causing him to lose control.

 

No charges have yet been made and police investigations continue.

 

Source: Thai Rath

 
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Hit the van on the RH side yet damage to the SUV is on the right or has the impact skewed the front end?

 

EDIT: Ah, it then hit a tree..

 

No pics of the school bus.

Edited by PETERTHEEATER

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Keep it up Thailand Killing the youngsters. Then no one left to look after older Thai's.

 

PS Hope the kids fully recover.

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In most states in USA it is against the law to pass a school bus on city streets when stopped - do you think that law would help Thailand??   Oh wait, sorry..........back to the news channel for me.

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1 hour ago, CLW said:

The news text doesn't give information but usually one should slow down if approaching school children zone or see some children beside the road.

Have you forgotten? This is Thailand 

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15 hours ago, CLW said:

The news text doesn't give information but usually one should slow down if approaching school children zone or see some children beside the road.

Yes, one should. If one has learned how to drive properly.

 

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13 hours ago, Bangkok Barry said:

Now doubt the kids were sitting, illegally, in the back of the pick-up....

What are you on about? There was no pickup involved.
A Pajero SUV with Apichart In-Tham and his wife on board struck a SCHOOL VAN, the usual counterpart of a school bus here.
I am suspicious of the claim that a child ran in front of him. One of my many part time jobs over the years was as a school bus driver.  I consequently take note of how careless Thai drivers are about school vehicles.
They are not alone! I have radioed the cops about SHs in the US whose convenience is more important than kids lives. but here it is a magnitude worse.

 

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5 hours ago, BangkokReady said:

I may be showing my cultural ignorance here, but why is every other Thai called Somchai?

"Somchai is a Thai given name used by males. It is the most common male given name in Thailand, with 240,000 persons using the name in 2012."
From a Google search, because your query aroused  my curiosity as well.
The most common Anglo given name in the US these days is James.
Gotta be someone, right?

 

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"A total of seventeen people - mostly students aged 8-17 - were hurt. Two were in a serious condition - they were named as Wiphawadee Ninthat, 11, and Somchai Kaewjansorn. The driver of the school van Somboon Ramphrom, 61, was also seriously hurt.

No charges have yet been made and police investigations continue."

Guess that the "ROYAL" taeng moo are waiting for the brown envelopes before investigating?
No need to check if the driver was drunk or high on drugs.

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