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Tourist ‘beach bus’ crashes on way to Paradise Beach, no serious injuries say police

By The Phuket News

 

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The ‘bus’, a small van/truck vehicle converted to carry people in the back, sits beside the road hidden behind green screening. Photo: Patong Police
 

PHUKET: Tourists travelling in a small truck converted to carry people in the back escaped serious injury on Saturday afternoon (Nov 9) as one of the front wheels “failed”, sending the pickup truck into a roadside ditch on the road to Paradise Beach, south of Patong.
 

Lt Pongsatorn Pothong of the Patong Police told The Phuket News that the accident occurred at about 1:50pm.

 

The tourists had arrived at the entrance to the beach on the main road by their own transport, and boarded the small “bus” to be taken down to the beach, Lt Pongsatorn explained.


Full story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/tourist-beach-bus-crashes-on-way-to-paradise-beach-no-serious-injuries-say-police-73570.php#XvswJvWOHcvQzI7e.97

 

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Typically, let's suppose the vehicle had been serviced for some reason before the trip. Just suppose.

Supposing a mechanic had a front wheel off. He's putting it back on when he gets distracted, only one nut had been installed, maybe two.

He comes back to work on the vehicle after the distraction and forgets to put the other nuts on the studs.

Result: Wheel failure !

 

I know, first hand. I used to own a restoration shop. I've seen it happen.

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14 minutes ago, neeray said:

Typically, let's suppose the vehicle had been serviced for some reason before the trip. Just suppose.

Supposing a mechanic had a front wheel off. He's putting it back on when he gets distracted, only one nut had been installed, maybe two.

He comes back to work on the vehicle after the distraction and forgets to put the other nuts on the studs.

Result: Wheel failure !

 

I know, first hand. I used to own a restoration shop. I've seen it happen.

Even happens with F1 pit stops. I recall the Haas and McLaren team being affected recently, despite all their hi-tech systems.

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Just watched Paradise Beach on Netflix last night, yeah rough segway, what a B grade flick. Lottsa Phuket scenes, thin plot weakly delivered with terribly synced redubbed studio audio. Meh.

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Sometimes it's better to walk than to rely on irresponsible people!

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6 hours ago, Youlike said:

How can the brake jam

Where did you read this?

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9 hours ago, Youlike said:

How can the brake jam when the governor has recently checked all boats and buses and claimed that all tourists would be safe in Thailand???

 

What a crappy buses!! With such high prices can't they afford some decent buses?? 

"How can the brake jam..." [sic]

Where did it say that was what happened? 

 

"With such high prices can't they afford some decent buses??".

Expensive?  How much do you think the fare was on that bus?

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6 hours ago, Geoffggi said:

How on earth does a wheel fail..? do they mean it had a puncture of the wheel fell off...LOL

How on earth do you not understand that a "wheel failure" could be caused by a seized wheel bearing, metal fatigue causing cracks around the wheel nuts area, a broken track rod and I'm sure there are other causes.

 

"...it had a puncture of the wheel fell off..."

What on earth do you mean by "a puncture of the wheel fell off" [sic]?

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