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At least 16 killed and many injured in Korat road accident Wednesday night

By Prasit Tangprasert 
The Nation

 

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At least 16 people were killed on Wednesday evening when their double-deck coach crashed with a 18-wheel truck before slamming into roadside shops in in Nakhon Ratchasima's Wang Nam Khieo district.

 

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Witnesses told police that the driver of the coach survived the accident and escaped from the scene. The accident took place on Nakhon Ratchasima-Kabin Buri Highway and when police and rescue workers arrived at the scene, they found the coach and and the truck crashed into roadside trees and stalls. 

 

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The coach had 50 passenger on-board. The rescue workers got 16 bodies out of the wrecked bus and rushed 34 injured persons to hospitals.

 

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Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30341462

 
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Yet again, driver survives and does a runner !!!

I really wish they would put a mandatory jail sentence on anyone fleeing the scene of an accident.

If he gets beaten up by the crowd while he waits, unlucky...

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25 minutes ago, cornishcarlos said:

Yet again, driver survives and does a runner !!!

I really wish they would put a mandatory jail sentence on anyone fleeing the scene of an accident.

If he gets beaten up by the crowd while he waits, unlucky...

my intelligent thai friend told me, in cases like this, to flee , so to avoid beatings and killings by the locals; told me to go to the police station for protection;  hmmmm; police,protection,local mobs;;

not good

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Just now, YetAnother said:

my intelligent thai friend told me, in cases like this, to flee , so to avoid beatings and killings by the locals; told me to go to the police station for protection;  hmmmm; police,protection,local mobs;;

not good

 

In 90% of the accidents, the drivers need a good beating...

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At least 16 killed in fatal bus-truck collision in Wang Nam Khiao district

By Thai PBS

 

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At least 16 people were killed and more than 30 others were injured in a collision between a tour bus and an 18-wheel trailer truck on Nakhon Ratchasima-Kabin Buri road in Wang Nam Khiao district of Nakhon Ratchasima on Wednesday night (March 21).

 

Initial report from rescue workers said that the double-decker was carrying about 50 passengers for sight-seeing trip in Chanthaburi and it was heading back home in Kalasin, but as the driver was negotiating with a downhill curve, he lost control of the bus causing it to jump over the lane into the opposite lane and collided with a trailer truck coming from the direction of Kabin Buri district.

 

The impact of the collision sent both vehicles to plunge into the roadside ditch. Rescue workers said there were about 50 passengers in the bus and many of them were trapped inside the wreckage.

 

Full story: http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/least-16-killed-fatal-bus-truck-collision-wang-nam-khiao-district/

 
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that is a tangled twisted mess...all this life lost and songkran ,''the road carnage fest'' is still two weeks away...

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

he lost control of the bus

 

Isn't there usually an amulet back-up just for when that happens?

 

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I know there has been a loss of life here, and that is genuinely sad.

 

However, I’m waiting for the all-too-often-made calls to begin about banning double-decker buses as they’re dangerous.

I’ll get in first: If only they would think, and look at accident rates involving double-decker buses in other countries. I’m sure it must be the UK where there are more (and taller) double-decker buses than anywhere else, yet accidents there are very, very, rare.

 

It’s the drivers here that need banning. They need to be responsible and concentrate on their driving, not trying to get down hills with sharp bends at break-neck speed (no pun intended), or perform dangerous overtaking manoeuvres.

 

As soon as this particular incident is out the news, it will be forgotten again until the next accident.

 

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I can clearly see that some people is doing their best to pave way for the "The Carnage Festival" lurking around the corner.

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5 minutes ago, bluesofa said:

If only they would think

Therein lies the problem!

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Tragic loss of life, people traveling on a bus returning home from a temple in Chantaburi, after visiting a temple for tamboon.

I dont know how it happened, but a bus going downhill, driver probably in high gear, not using the low gears, then driver loses control.

What a sad / tragic loss of life, my condolences to the bereaved families.

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Are Thai buses and trucks made to good standards of safety? Several after accident scenes show awful damage and scattered vehicle parts. They do seem to break apart rather easy.

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I remember a few years back when I said to the Mrs I am going to bus it down to Phuket to catch up with the boys and the reason I wanted to get the bus, is that I would take in the countryside, her reply was swift, NO, you are NOT.

 

I said and why do you think I am not, and she said; if you want to spend some happy time in Phuket, you have to get there 1st, so I have been flying ever since , smart girl my Mrs...

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15 minutes ago, Lungstib said:

Are Thai buses and trucks made to good standards of safety? Several after accident scenes show awful damage and scattered vehicle parts. They do seem to break apart rather easy.

I'd venture to say that's due to the combination of low quality, low safety standards and irresponsible driving.

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