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12 Tourists Injured in Samui Island Road Accident

By Khaosod Eng.

SURAT THANI — At least 12 tourists were injured after their tour bus veered off a road on the southern island of Koh Samui.

The incident took place yesterday afternoon a hilly road near Na Nim waterfall in Mueang district, police say.

One of the tourists is in critical condition, according to medical workers at Koh Samui Hospital. The driver, Wanich Sridon, 29, fled the scene before police arrived.

Police have not identified the nationalities of all the tourists, but say some of them appear to be from Romania and Hungary.

Read More: http://www.khaosodenglish.com/detail.php?newsid=1423380063

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-- Khaosod English 2015-02-08

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I am a regular walker in the hills around Lamai on Koh Samui. This includes the area where the accident took place. These tourist trucks have a seat fixed on top, above the driver's cabin. 2 or 3 peop

I had an experience two weeks ago off the main ring road, which is exactly like this crap above: We went to see a waterfall as a friend and husband were visiting. As we walked up hill with various o

Koh Samui - an island populated mostly by idiots... 'owned' by Bangkok Airways: - idiot Thais (let's see who can have the loudest, 2-stroke motorcycle on the island by taking the baffles out of the m

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'Police say the vehicle ... was chartered by a company called "Funny Day Safari" '

Ouch. The tragic irony.

A grimace, a sigh and a sad shake of the head is all one can do after reading this. Our words here in this forum and wishful thinking all come to naught - except to ensure we issue stern words of warning to loved ones coming to visit.

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Another nail in the Thai tourism coffin!

You might think so but I doubt this and all the other completely avoidable road traffic injuries and fatalities will make the slightest dent in the tourist numbers.

Regarding the fleeing driver, and given his age and the way he was driving, I would wager there is over a 50% chance he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

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Another nail in the Thai tourism coffin!

Another bus crash, another driver flee's. It's about time that Thailand sorted out the companies. The drivers should be licensed, the company should

be licensed and if a driver flees after an accident he should be band for life.

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"The driver, Wanich Sridon, 29, fled the scene before police arrived."

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"Niran Klodsuwan, an eyewitness, told police he saw the vehicle driving "at a high speed" before it veered off a bend in the road."

Quality hosts.

Another thai-lunatic driving at high speed - what else is new ....

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12 injured in safari 4 x 4 accident in Koh Samui

SAMUI: -- 12 tourists were injured yesterday when their tour bus veered off a hilly road near Na Nim waterfall.

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One of the tourists remains in a critical condition in Koh Samui Hospital. The 29 year old driver, Wanich Sridon fled from the scene of the accident according to news reports.

Although the police in Koh Samui are yet to confirm the nationality of those injured it is thought that they are from Romania and Hungary.

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Local police reports suggest that the large 4 x 4 pickup truck had been converted into a sightseeing bus and had been chartered by a company called Funny Day Safari, a visit to the waterfall was part of the day trip agenda. Eye witness reports suggest the vehicle was traveling at high speed but this has not been confirmed.

Local police are now looking for the driver of the vehicle.

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-- Samui Times 2015-02-08

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Another nail in the Thai tourism coffin!

You thinking one motor accident all tourism stopping? clap2.gif

What that island they kill people one times every month? Koh tao? tourists shipping there every day stills

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Another nail in the Thai tourism coffin!

Another bus crash, another driver flee's. It's about time that Thailand sorted out the companies. The drivers should be licensed, the company should

be licensed and if a driver flees after an accident he should be band for life.

excellent !

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