One person was killed and five others seriously wounded when an auto manufacturer’s company shuttle bus was struck by an 18-wheeler while making a U-turn.
Santhiwa Chamnanpong, 32, died of a skull fracture in the Jan. 22 accident on Highway 36 by the Susco gas station in Pong Sub-district. Four other passengers, who, like Santhiwa, were employees of Auto Alliance Thailand Co. in Rayong, suffered serious injuries, including two people who lost limbs. Fourteen other employees in the Sunlong bus suffered minor injuries.
Onlookers stare at the damaged bus after an accident that killed one man and seriously wounded five others in Pong Sub-district.
Pon Maha, 50, the driver of the Hino tractor-trailer that collided with the bus operated by Choknittaya Tour Ltd., was critically injured.
All the injured were taken to Banglamung Hospital and Bangkok Hospital Pattaya.
Dul Tarean, the 52-year-old driver of the bus that transports employees for the manufacturer of Ford and Mazda vehicles, said he was transporting workers home toward Pattaya when he stopped to make a U-turn, unaware of the truck behind him.
Police took photos of where the collision took place and are investigating which driver was to blame.