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15 injured in bus accident in Surat Thani

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15 injured in bus accident

By Suwannee Bundisak 
The Nation

 

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Fifteen passengers were slightly injured when their Bangkok-Phuket bus lost control at a curve due to the slippery road surface and overturned early on Sunday in Surat Thani province.

 

Following an accident report at 4.30am, police and rescue workers rushed to the Surat Thani-Takua Pa Road 45km marker in Tambon Band Tham Neab in Khiri Ratthanikhom district. They found the 32-seater bus lying on its side on the road island.

 

Passengers who were slightly injured were sent to a local hospital.

 

Bus driver Uthai Somkantha, 30, told police that his bus carrying a total of 29 people, including him, had left the Southern Bus Terminal in Bangkok at 7.15pm on Saturday night for Phuket. Along the way there were heavy rains and he lost control of the vehicle at a curve resulting in the accident.

 

Police initially charged Uthai with reckless driving causing injuries to others.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30351468

 
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1 hour ago, webfact said:

Fifteen passengers were slightly injured when their Bangkok-Phuket bus lost control at a curve due to the slippery road surface and overturned early on Sunday in Surat Thani province.

Say the truth Mr. driver, I suspect you fall asleep and driving to fast!!! 

All bus drivers that must be instructed what is mean to take responsibility of other peoples!

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They were lucky, the bus wasn’t on fire after the accident.
Then the headline could be 15 people died in bus inferno.
Will they ever learn that in rain you do need to reduce your driving speed?

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1 hour ago, Cereal said:

A bus never loses control, it is an inanimate object. I get so disgusted by this "it's not my fault" jive.

Read the article past the first sentence!  The driver told the police that he lost control.

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When Thailand 4.0 gets here there will be a app where you can add bus crashes to a giant database. :cheesy:

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3 hours ago, webfact said:

They found the 32-seater bus lying on its side on the road island.

 

 

Just tired after a hard days braking work.

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1 hour ago, Moti24 said:

The driver told the police that he lost control.

So the media should report exactly this!

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41 minutes ago, rebo said:

So the media should report exactly this!

The media did report, "exactly this"!

 

5 hours ago, webfact said:

Bus driver Uthai Somkantha, 30, told police that his bus carrying a total of 29 people, including him, had left the Southern Bus Terminal in Bangkok at 7.15pm on Saturday night for Phuket. Along the way there were heavy rains and he lost control of the vehicle at a curve resulting in the accident.

 

That plain enough for you?

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

when their Bangkok-Phuket bus lost control at a curve due to the slippery road surface

That plain enough for you?

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3 hours ago, peperobi said:

Say the truth Mr. driver, I suspect you fall asleep and driving to fast!!!

All bus drivers that must be instructed what is mean to take responsibility of other peoples!

I have started to nod off once or twice over the years and if he had said he nodded off for a moment there would be some sympathy but no sympathy for hopeless driving because the roads were wet.

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Nothing will change until change comes along.. and that ain't gonna happen here in Thailand

You cannot expect safety standards to prevent Thais from working...

if they can start it up, move it forward they get the licence & then the job!!!

Expect more headlines soon.. good luck everyone!

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4 hours ago, peperobi said:

I suspect you fall asleep and driving to fast!

If that was the case, I doubt speed had anything to do with the accident.

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