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Panic in Lampang as Bus Drives Into Waiting Crowd (Video)

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Panic in Lampang as Bus Drives Into Waiting Crowd (Video)
By Sasiwan Mokkhasen
Staff Reporter

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A Bangkok - Khlong Lan Bus which was making a Chiang Mai - Bangkok run Monday night after it rode up onto the platform and injured five waiting passengers at the Lampang Bus Station.

BANGKOK — Passengers waiting for a night bus at Lampang bus station were injured when a bus suddenly burst from the platform into the waiting area.

Five people were slightly injured and later later released from hospital after bus driver Ponthep Kaewsonthi, 49, reportedly released the wrong brake, causing his bus to lurch forward and send passengers scrambling out of the way.

Full story: http://www.khaosodenglish.com/detail.php?newsid=1458622827

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-- Khaosod English 2016-03-22

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Bus rams at terminal, injuring three

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BANGKOK: -- Three passengers were injured, one seriously, after a Chiang Mai- Bangkok bus jumped off a bus platform at Lampang bus terminal and ran into crowds of passengers last night. The bus belongs to the state-owned Transport Company.

The bus stopped over at the bus terminal in Lampang to pick up passengers on its way from Chiang Mai to Bangkok.

The bus driver Pongthep Kaeodonthi, 49, told police investigator that when he walked back to the bus to drive, it jumped off the platform instantly.

But he said he did not switch off the engine, but just put on the handbrake and shifted to neutral gear when he left the bus to sign on arrival log book.

However police suspected he might shift to wrong gear, causing the bus to go forward.

The bus also caused cracks on the terminal’s supporting pole and authorities would investigate if the terminal is still safe after it was hit.

Source: http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/content/156237

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-- Thai PBS 2016-03-22

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The Health & Safety team have advised the bus company to tell their drivers to put more water in their whisky.

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Handbrakes are a foreign contraption.. We all know where that leads.. :D

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sad and incredible at the same time. who trains these buses? maybe the buses should go to elephant camp and learn not to act up so much.

"...after a Chiang Mai- Bangkok bus jumped off a bus platform..."

"The bus driver Pongthep Kaeodonthi, 49, told police investigator that when he walked back to the bus to drive, it jumped off the platform instantly."

The passengers on the bus got to know what it feels like to be a Hiso, running people down and not being held responsible.

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released the WRONG brake?

release wrong brake = slam the accelator ;)

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But he said he did not switch off the engine, but just put on the handbrake and shifted to neutral gear when he left the bus to sign on arrival log book.

However police suspected he might shift to wrong gear, causing the bus to go forward.

Nothing gets past those 'dicks' does it?

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The first 7 seconds in this video shows the bus driver, right?

Black pants, white shirt and he walks towards the bus like a crab...

maushipai 100%

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The bus drivers are not even waiting till they are out of the station

to cause carnage.

regards Worgeordie

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The first 7 seconds in this video shows the bus driver, right?

Black pants, white shirt and he walks towards the bus like a crab...

maushipai 100%

on the surface of things, that looks pretty obvious

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Another example of the total lack of Safety in Thailand.

What this time? Tiredness due to very long hours at the wheel? Having 2 Jobs? RedBull? Yabba?........Or all of them?

It's usual when driving long distances here to see at least one bus on it's side!

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