Chinese tourists hurt in tour bus-truck crash

Chinese tourists hurt in tour bus-truck crash

Rescue workers tend Chinese tourists injured when their bus (inset) ran into the back of a trailer truck in Chachoengsao's Bang Pakong district on Thursday evening. (Photo taken from @welove8riew's Facebook page)
Rescue workers tend Chinese tourists injured when their bus (inset) ran into the back of a trailer truck in Chachoengsao's Bang Pakong district on Thursday evening. (Photo taken from @welove8riew's Facebook page)

CHACHOENGSAO: Seventeen Chinese tourists were hurt when the tour bus they were travelling in rear-ended a trailer truck in Bang Pakong district on Thursday evening.

The crash occurred near kilometre marker 51 on Chon Thepparat (Bang Na-Trat) Road, heading to Chon Buri in tambon Tha Kham around 5pm, said Pol Capt Suriyan Kaewpithoon, deputy investigation chief.

The injured tourists were rushed to a nearby hospital. The driver of the bus fled.

Opas Chuensabai, 36, driver of the 18-wheel trailer truck, told police he was on the way to Chon Buri and slowed down as he neared a U-turn, and the tour bus rammed into his truck from behind.

All 17 passengers, all Chinese nationals, suffered some injury and were admitted to hospital.

Police said they were tracking down the runaway bus driver. The investigation was continuing.


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