12 Chinese hurt as tour bus runs red light in Rayong

Friday, 13 September 2013 From Issue Vol. XXI No. 37 By  Patcharapol Panrak

Twelve Chinese tourists were hurt when they’re tour bus driver ran a red light in Rayong, lost control and crashed into a restaurant.

Sermyont Tour Co. driver Sudde Saennam and Thai tour guide Niramol Saennam were also hurt in the Aug. 30 wreck at the Nongbon intersection of Highway 36 in Nikhom Pattana. The bus overturned with trapped passengers screaming and smashing windows to escape. The injured were treated at Mongkut Rayong Hospital.

Twelve Chinese tourists were injured when they’re tour bus driver ran a red light in Rayong, lost control and crashed into a restaurant.Twelve Chinese tourists were injured when they’re tour bus driver ran a red light in Rayong, lost control and crashed into a restaurant.

Witnesses reported that Suddee ran a red light at the Nongbon intersection, then swerved to avoid oncoming cars. He lost control of the bus, swerving into a restaurant parking lot, hitting a car and then smashing into the eatery. Owner Jurairat Khajornklin, 36, and her daughters scrambled out of the way as the van demolished tables, chairs and cabinets.

Suddee was arrested for reckless driving.

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