A double-decker bus carrying 50 fans of Buri Ram United Football Club overturned in Buri Ram’s Satuk district on Sunday night resulting in 10 getting injured – with three in serious condition. At press time, eight people were still in hospital. The football club has said it would cover all the medical bills.
The police initially charged bus driver Sommai Phermpoon for reckless driving. However, Sommai explained that he lost control of bus when he tried to avoid hitting another vehicle that was trying to overtake. That’s when the bus crashed into a tree and overturned. The incident took place at 10.20pm.
Meanwhile, in Phitsanulok’s Nakhon Thai district, a Khon Kaen-Chiang Mai bus reportedly lost control while manoeuvring a downhill curve, and crashed into the railings before plunging into a roadside hole at around midnight yesterday. Some 22 people were injured. Police were investigating at press time.
In related news, a transport van lost control at a curve, flew across a road island and crashed into another van carrying eight tourists in Phuket on Sunday night, resulting in several injuries. The accident took place at 11.30pm.