Pattaya Daily News

02 December 2008 :: 13:12:17 pm 10039

Bus Carrying Korean Aircrew To U-Tapao Involved In Accident

In Sattahip a tour bus carrying a Korean airline crew travelling from Pattaya collided with a car, seriously injuring the driver.
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On the 1 December Pol. Sub Lt Eakachai Moonlee, of the Sattahip police, was notified by the Thammasatan Rescue team that a tour bus had crashed into a car its driver was still stuck in the vehicle.

The accident occurred on the road No. 332, at the junction of J-road and Kasempol road, Moo. 9 in the Sattahip Sub-District.

At the incident, the recue team had found a silver Mitsubishi car, licence no.1762, Bangkok, which was parked alongside the road and was seriously damaged. In the driver’s seat was Mr. Pat Ken (32), a Navy officer. His lower body was stuck in the seat. The team took 20 minutes to take him out of the seat and rushed him to hospital.

A hundred meters away from the car, police found a bus (a white Heno, No. 31-6040, Bangkok) belonging to the Numpetch company. The front part of the bus was damaged and there were 8 korean pilots and 8 Korean air hostesses in the bus. They told the police that they were being taken from Siam Bay View hotel in Pattaya to U-tapao International Airport. Luckily, the Korean crew, who had been stranded in Thailand since 25th November, were unharmed.

Mr.Pat, the injured car driver, said he was driving along the road from Bangkok to U-tapao Airport where he works. The bus, which was coming in the opposite direction, was travelling fast and tried to overtake a car in front but couldn’t make it in time and Mr. Pat was unable to avoid the bus. The bus crashed into his car and caused him serious injury.

Witnesses said the bus continued for 100 meters before stopping and the driver took advantage of the situation directly after the accident and managed to escape from the scene.

Reporter : Nattaphummint   Photo : Nattaphummint   Category : Crime News

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