Minivan, bus and road accidents

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Field trip bus crash leaves driver dead, 47 injured

https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/ge ... 47-injured (Photos)

A bus-truck collision in Nakhon Ratchasima on Friday night claimed the life of the bus driver and injured 47 passengers, mostly students. Transport of students after dark is not permitted under Ministry of Education rules......
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Bus crash kills drivers, 44 passengers hurt
The two drivers on a long-haul bus were killed and 44 passengers injured when it hit a steel support for a road sign in Muang district early Tuesday morning.

The double-decker, operated by Lotusphibul Tours, was on the way from Bung Kan to Bangkok.

The Hook 31 rescue foundation reported the accident happened in Muang district about 2am. The bus slammed into a steel leg supporting a sign showing destination directions.

Both the driver and relief driver were killed by the impact and 44 passengers were injured, 12 of them from Laos, the announcement said.

Police at Pho Klang said four injured passengers were in serious condition and were admitted to Maharat Nakhon Ratchasima Hospital. The others were treated for injuries and discharged.

Police said the bus had left Nakhon Ratchasima 2 bus terminal after a meal break, heading to Bangkok. It appeared the driver had lost control at a curve while descending to a bridge crossing the northeastern rail track.

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Wow :shock: Could have been me last week..... A bus load of Nakhon Pathom supporters comes off the road on the way to Sukhothai. There are injuries, but not known how serious yet.

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‘Big Chilli’ publisher Colin Hastings dies in car crash
The well-known British publisher and journalist Colin Hastings was killed in a car accident in Bang Saray, Chon Buri on Monday afternoon. He was 73.

The publisher of the English-language lifestyle magazine Big Chilli, Colin died when the car he was driving hit a wall. Emergency services were unable to revive him and he was declared dead at the scene of the accident at around 3.15pm. There were no other casualties

Colin was a long-time resident in Thailand, having arrived in the kingdom in 1973.

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One student killed, 15 injured in van accident

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Here we go again. These minivans have strict passenger limits and seat belt laws until carrying school kids it seems.
25 kids, 1 driver and most likely a maximum of 14 seat belts. Bonkers.

Most likely the overloading and no seat belt things will be considered minor offences.
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Two big bike riders killed by 18-wheeler

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PETCHABURI - Two big bike riders, part of a 100+ biker group, died after their motorcycles collided and were then run over by an 18-wheeler in Khao Yoi district on Sunday morning......
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I hate that stretch of road - always seem to encounter hoards of big bikes along there. 10 x worse when the Kaeng Krachan Circuit is having a track day.
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Not a nice way to go, if there is one. But if the report is correct, then exactly what did they expect may happen! I too have seen this type of behaviour time and time again from motorbikers. The last lot that I encountered were a group from Malaysia doing the same thing. :?
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cf 20k bikers going from London to Barrow on Dave Day. Nobody died.
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Top candidate for the worst vehicle wreck 2024 award :shock:

Two die as pickup smashes into highway pole in Kanchanaburi

https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/ge ... nchanaburi. (Story at link)

The engine was found 20 meters away.

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