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Ten injured as Krabi-bound bus flips

By Piyarat Nildee 
The Nation

 

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Ten people were injured early Sunday morning, four critically, when the driver of their Bangkok-Krabi bus lost control and the vehicle rolled into a ditch on the Phetchakasem Highway in Prachuap Khiri Khan.


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Photo courtesy of Pu Dum News

 

The 2am crash took place at the Km 371-372 marker in Thong Chai, Bang Saphan district.

 

The injured were taken to two nearby hospitals. 

 

Police determined that the bus, carrying 30 passengers to Krabi, was travelling at high speed at the time of the accident.

 

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Best wishes to the injured. Note the name of the bus company "LIGNITE TOUR" - the driver must have been "burning' it along the road! 

Lignite is a crude type of coal which is burnt in Mae Mo Power Station, near Lampang, to produce electricity.

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A hopelessly incomplete report. Was the driver able to flee the scene? Have the brakes been checked? What about altruistic taxi drivers yesterday?

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Anything after midnight is " sleep time " , driving or not.

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Sit on lower level (shorter fall, less kinetic energy) and of course always wear your seat belt so tight it's stimulating! 

These reports never detail if the injured or dead were wearing seat belts. I'd wage they weren't. 

 

As for the occasional truck broad-siding the bus..... Good luck. 

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7 hours ago, RotBenz8888 said:

Well, they always do. So why not try to do something about it?

No no no. Commonsense "farang" thinking NOT allowed in the Kingdom! 👎

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I was wondering if there was a bus accident today-now I can sleep

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Welcome to the bus graveyard and why I would never set foot on one🤔

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On 3/3/2019 at 10:08 PM, RocketDog said:

Sit on lower level (shorter fall, less kinetic energy) and of course always wear your seat belt so tight it's stimulating! 

These reports never detail if the injured or dead were wearing seat belts. I'd wage they weren't. 

 

 

Did the bus have seat belts?

And if so, how many were working and not broken?

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On 3/15/2019 at 5:50 PM, JimmyJ said:

Did the bus have seat belts?

And if so, how many were working and not broken?

Good point. In my limited experience the VIP busses always have seat belts. Since very few people use them it's a good guess that most of them work fine if the mechanism isn't damaged from opening beer bottles, or tied in knots for some other obscure purpose. 

Actually I've found these busses to be pretty well run and alcohol prohibition is pretty strictly enforced. 

The private bus I take to Swampy is clean and orderly. Usually the attendant goes down the aisle before starting reminding and/or requiring passengers to use the belts. 

That said, consistency is not a virtue here. 

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5 minutes ago, RocketDog said:

Good point. In my limited experience the VIP busses always have seat belts. Since very few people use them it's a good guess that most of them work fine if the mechanism isn't damaged from opening beer bottles, or tied in knots for some other obscure purpose. 

I use the VIP bus a lot, I would guesstimate about 50% of the seat belts I encounter are broken.

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Just now, BritManToo said:

I use the VIP bus a lot, I would guesstimate about 50% of the seat belts I encounter are broken.

Pretty easy for me to believe. Though I avoid the busses and travel by car when possible and feasible the truth is that NO mode of transportation is safe or reliable here. 

But you've given me a new cause to fight for. If my next seat doesn't have a working belt I will demand a new seat. Thus may cause an issue and draw ire from other customers and the operators but they will know they are risking problems with the gov when I tell them I am lodging a complaint and pull out my phone. They know that their countrymen will acquiesce but those pesky farang have a habit of making trouble.

My Thai GF is stubborn as well and she won't take their guff regarding safety. She's a very strong proponent of safety and one of the best and safest drivers I've ever seen. 

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