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17 year old killed after school bus careers off road in Chumpon, 18 injured

By The Thaiger

 

 

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PHOTO: Facebook/Tongsiasiangtueng Rescue

 

A bus crew has been killed after a tour bus travelling from Hat Yai to Bangkok for a mathematics competition ran off the road and hit a tree. The driver and 18 student were all injured. The bus ran off the main road in Chumpon, about half-way through the journey north.

 

Police and foundation rescue workers headed to the scene where they found a young man dead and 19 others, mostly students, trapped in the wreckage. Everyone was pulled out of the partly overturned bus and taken to hospital.

 

The deceased was identified as 17 year old Prompiriya Semneng, the bus crew.

 

27 year old bus driver Warodom Chudrung told police in hospital that he was feeling sleepy and was trying find a place to park the bus and rest. He says he suddenly woke up when the bus hit the tree.

 

 

The 18 students included 12 girls and 6 boys from the Hat Yai Witthaya 2 School in Songkhla province.

 

A maths teacher from the Witthaya 2 School told police that they’d rented the two tour buses to take the 72 Mathayom Suksa 1 students to Bangkok. The buses left Hat Yai at sunrise to attend the maths camp at Siam Park City in  Bangkok.

 

Police say the driver will be remanded in custody and charged with reckless driving causing death.

 

Source: https://thethaiger.com/hot-news/road-deaths/17-year-old-killed-after-school-bus-careers-off-road-in-chumpon-18-injured

 

 

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I would have preferred if it really was a “career” instead of “careening” off the road when the idiot bus driver decided he felt sleepy. 

How sad for the deceased and family. 

School trips are great fun but not when irresponsibility ruins it for so many. 

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

27 year old bus driver Warodom Chudrung told police in hospital that he was feeling sleepy and was trying find a place to park the bus and rest. He says he suddenly woke up when the bus hit the tree.

Well at least we now know how to wake up the drivers....

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Yet another driver falling asleep,they better make it mandatory they drop

a Yaba tablet before every journey.

If I was to take the bus,mini bus,I would be sitting behind the driver,and

every time he nodded,shout loudly in his ear,I definitely would not be 

falling asleep.

regards worgeordie

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This must end !!!  This driver needs to be jailed for murder ...

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It is time now for a tachograph in every bus, truck, and minibus.

And yes, checking this is just as necessary.

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Unfortunately it just adds up to another bus statistic 🤔RIP

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8 hours ago, webfact said:

27 year old bus driver Warodom Chudrung told police in hospital that he was feeling sleepy and was trying find a place to park the bus and rest. He says he suddenly woke up when the bus hit the tree

Up a tree was not the best place for a cat nap !

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''one and a half hours into the journey ''...... how many hours had he driven before picking up the students ?

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On 8/7/2019 at 12:59 AM, Phuketshrew said:

Hat Yai to Bangkok and only one bus driver? Negligence.

His co-driver was sleeping.

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