2 killed, dozens injured in Bangkok-Pattaya bus crash

Friday, 20 May 2011 From Issue Vol. XIX No. 20 By  Boonlua Chatree

Two people were killed and more than two dozen injured when a Pattaya-bound commuter bus smashed into a highway bridge support in Samut Prakan.

Kitisak Pisawong, 51, driver of the Rungruang Co. bus and an unidentified Thai woman around age 50 were killed in the May 13 crash at the Burapha Withee junction in Bangpli. Nearly all the 27 passengers on the bus, plus Kitisak’s teenage son, who was working as a ticket collector, were injured and taken to nearby hospitals.

Rescue workers swarm around the crash scene where 2 people were killed and dozens others injured. Rescue workers swarm around the crash scene where 2 people were killed and dozens others injured.

The exact cause of the crash wasn’t known immediately, but police agreed the driver of the bus - which shuttles large numbers of Thai and foreign passengers from Bangkok for just 113 baht - was speeding when it lost control and smashed into the concrete pillar. Officers speculated the driver may have been cut off or simply was going too fast when dropping to the lower-level expressway.

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  • Comment Link Sunday, 24 June 2012 17:34 posted by sam

    bus driver probably drugged up......mmmmm,tell us something new.

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