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Thailand Road Carnage: At least seven dead in early morning Korat tour bus smash - driver "fell asleep"

 

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Around 4.30 am today Pho Klang police in Nakhon Ratchasima received reports of a tour bus having smashed into a truck trailer at an intersection on the Korat to Kabinburi Route 304.

 

At the scene the Pansuk tour group bus from Roi-Et was on its side. 

 

Dead bodies were strewn all over the road surface. 

 

At least seven were found and more were feared dead inside the wreckage. Many injured were rushed to hospital. 

 

Truck driver Thanasak said he had slowed before going through an intersection - the kind that just has flashing lights at night.

 

He thought that the bus that slammed into his rear had not braked at all and the driver had probably fallen asleep behind the wheel.

 

Source: Daily News

 

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The bus was driving behind the truck?Truck slowed down but bus kept going,bang.

So the trucker thought that the bus would slow down for him? I guess in the same vein as Thai traffic lights needing a countdown timer, they will need to install brake lights on the front of vehicles

I think all these truck & bus drivers need to be given a couple of speed pills before setting off on the journey to keep them awake,i suspect many do anyway, it's just those that don't t

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8 minutes ago, NanLaew said:

So the trucker thought that the bus would slow down for him? I guess in the same vein as Thai traffic lights needing a countdown timer, they will need to install brake lights on the front of vehicles so that second-guessing like this can be eliminated in the 'investigation'. Will certainly make playing 'chicken' and 'shooting the gap' much more exciting.

The bus was driving behind the truck?Truck slowed down but bus kept going,bang.

Oops... my speed read, sorry. Yes, looks like the slowing truck was rear-ended. It might be interesting to see who was in what lane. Overnight buses tend to ride the smoother right-hand lane and in my experience on the Mitrapharp and 304, most heavy trucks usually park up overnight and very few move before first light. The embedded video shows a well-lit and wide junction with traffic lights and the front part of the truck in the nearside lane but the trailer skewed out across the left-hand lane. Does indeed look like a simple, high-speed rear-ender.

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