Bus crash on Highway 304 injuring over 20


An interprovincial bus from Rayong to Surin skidded and flipped onto its side in Wang Nam Khiao district of Nakhon Ratchasima early Friday, injuring over 20 passengers, four seriously.


The accident happened on Highway 304 at Kilometre marker 243 between Kabinburi and Nakhon Ratchasima’s Wang Nam Khiao district at 1.00am.

Udomsap station police in Wang Nam Khieu said the bus belonged to Nakhonchai Air Co Ltd.

Bus driver Chan Kodphan told police that it was raining when the VIP bus with 30 passengers was running downhill on a slippery section of the highway.

He said the bus skidded when it was entering a curve, crashing on the hillside and flipping on its side.

Fortunately nobody was killed as passengers had fastened to the seat belts, he said.

However police said 20 passengers were admitted to Wang Nam Khiao hospital, suffering from bruises and broken fingers and hands, four seriously.

The driver was booked for questioning and initially charged with reckless driving.