Speedboat drivers blame each other for accident that injured 20 Koreans

Friday, 03 May 2013 From Issue Vol. XXI No. 18 By  Theerarak Suthathiwong

The drivers of two boats involved in last month’s collision of two speedboats off Koh Larn are pointing fingers at each other, denying they caused the accident that injured 18 South Korean tourists along with a South Korean tour guide and a Thai guide.

Amnuay Kladkhemthong, driver of the Sor Khemthong, and Rung-arun Homlamduan, driver of the Kor Nongmai 7, turned themselves in to police two days after the wreck 800 meters of Tawaen Beach. Crewman Latthapol Sonphu, 31, turned himself in with Rung-arun.

Amnuay Kladkhemthong, driver of the Sor Khemthong, and Rung-arun Homlamduan, driver of the Kor Nongmai 7, turn themselves in to police.Amnuay Kladkhemthong, driver of the Sor Khemthong, and Rung-arun Homlamduan, driver of the Kor Nongmai 7, turn themselves in to police.

Both drivers were charged with reckless driving and fleeing the scene of an accident. Rung-arun denied the reckless driving charges, claiming Amnuay was at fault.

The Nongmai 7 crewmembers said the Khemthong rammed the side of their boat, throwing the Korean tourists into the water. Witnesses reported, however, that Amnuay’s Khemtong vessel was parked and taking on fuel. That boat suffered only minor damage to its bow.

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  • Comment Link Saturday, 04 May 2013 14:27 posted by Phoenix

    Of course they not take responsability .Becouse the truth is all of them are reckless.Anyone know that.
    The minister wants new and immediate regulation,but in my opinion it will be very,very difficult.Pattaya only looks at money,not at safety.
    Amen.

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