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22 Injured, Passenger Bus Crashes off Bridge in Phitsanulok’s Nakhon Thai District

This bus crashed off a small bridge in Phitsanulok’s Nakhon Thai district and plunged to the ground five metres below the road. (Photo by Chinnawat Singha) Please credit and share this article with others using this link:http://www.bangkokpost.com/breakingnews/397948/22-injured-as-bus-crashes-off-bridge. View our policies at http://goo.gl/9HgTd and http://goo.gl/ou6Ip. © Post Publishing PCL. All rights reserved.

This bus crashed off a small bridge in Phitsanulok’s Nakhon Thai district and plunged to the ground five metres below the road. (Photo by Chinnawat Singha)

PHITSANULOK – An air-conditioned commercial passenger bus has crashed off a small bridge in Phitsanulok’s Nakhon Thai district injuring 22 people on board.  The accident occurred about 12.30am on Monday. The bus was on its way from Khon Kaen to Chiang Mai.

Ban Yaeng police station sent a rescue team to the scene who took injured passengers to hospitals in the area.

A passenger on his way to Phitsanulok said the bus had been traveling downhill to the bridge when the driver suddenly braked, causing the vehicle to lose balance, hit the bridge rail and plunge to the ground about five meters below road level. The passenger was slightly injured. – Bangkok Post

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