Pattaya Daily News

22 December 2010 :: 17:12:43 pm 48086

15 Vehicle Crash Claims Five Lives And 50 Injured

5 people were killed and a least 50 injured in a multi-vehicle collision on the main Kabin Buri - Nakhon Ratchasima highway. The five fatalities were passengers on a bus en route from Chonburi to Korat.
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Prachinburi, 22 December 2010, [Pattaya Daily News]: At 4.30 pm, on 21st December, the Wang khon Dang, Prachinburi police officers received notification of a multi-vehicle collision in which 5 people were killed and at least 50 injured. The accident occured on highway 304 at the 42-43 marker between Kabin Buri and Nakhon Ratchasima.   Police and rescue teams rushed to the scene immediately.

Upon arrival, they found an 18-wheel trailer lying on its side on the pavement. Two pick up trucks had crashed into the 18-wheel trailer’s front end. Behind the two pick up trucks was another 18-wheel trailer which had crashed into them and was severely damaged.

As the rescue teams were at work tending to the vehicles and injured, a third 18-wheel trailer carrying paddy husk ran into the crashed vehicles and the rescue truck. Officials and bystanders had to run for their lives.

Not long after that, the driver of an air conditioned bus carrying a full load of passengers from Chonburi to Nakhon Ratchasima, failed to see the accident scene in time and in trying to avoid a collision the bus flipped over onto the side of the road close to a cliff.

The accident involved a total of 15 vehicles. The officials said 5 people were killed and at least 50 people were injuring. The killed and most of the injured were the passengers of the air-conditioned passenger bus.

Reporter : PDN staff   Category : Thailand News

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