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Eight British tourists injured in Pattaya van crash

By THE NATION

 

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Eight British nationals and the driver of the van they were travelling in were injured, three critically, in a road accident in Chonburi.

 

Banglamung Highway Police were called today (January 14) to investigate the accident on Motorway 7 Km118-119 inbound to Pattaya.

 

The police and rescue staff from Sawang Boriboon Foundation found a bronze Toyota van with Bangkok licence plate 36-0989 had crashed into a road island barricade. The front bumper of the vehicle was severely wrecked.

 

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The driver, Thanakorn To-iam, 53, suffered injuries to his right leg and nose, while his eight British passengers sustained different levels of injuries, with three being in a critical condition. They were all rushed to Bangkok Pattaya Hospital.

 

Thanakorn told police he had picked up his passengers at Suvarnabhumi Airport and was heading to tourist attractions in Pattaya when the van's rear left tyre exploded on the motorway, causing him to lose control of the vehicle and crash into the barricade.

 

Police are investigating and examining evidence, including dash-cam footage and tyre tracks to find if the driver’s version of events is true.

 

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Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30380543

 

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-- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2020-01-14
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5 minutes ago, webfact said:

bronze Toyota van

Doesn't look bronze to me ?  I know Thais have a strange idea about what bronze colour is.

 

6 minutes ago, webfact said:

licence plate 36-0989

Get your lucky lotto numbers here ^^^^^^...speedy recovery to those injured.

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45 minutes ago, johng said:
53 minutes ago, webfact said:

bronze Toyota van

Doesn't look bronze to me ?  I know Thais have a strange idea about what bronze colour is.

A look at the colour of the passengers pants would probably show them. Careering out of control at speed has to elicit some sort of response after all.

 

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Hopeful there are no horizontal departures to further damage TAT's tattered reputation 🤔

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29 minutes ago, Tracechain said:

Would it be too terribly naive to remotely wonder if the van has any type of collision hospitalization insurance?

Of course....

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