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Bus Crashes in Ayutthaya after Bus Driver Falls Asleep at the Wheel

Chartered tour bus overturns in Wang Noi district of Ayutthaya early Thursday, injuring 16. (Photo by Soonthorn Phongpao)

Chartered tour bus overturns in Wang Noi district of Ayutthaya early Thursday, injuring 16. (Photo by Soonthorn Phongpao)

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AYUTTHAYA – Sixteen pensioners were injured, eight of them seriously, after a bus briver fell asleep at the wheel, causing the bus to swerve, crash in Wang Noi district early Thursday.

The accident occurred at 2.05am on the outbound Phahon Yothin Road at kilometre marker 64 in tambon Lam Sai.

Police reported that the Poh Teck Tung Foundation rescuers transported the edlerly passengers to Wang Noi Hospital.

Eight of the passengers were seriously injured, while the rest sustained minor injuries.

The passengers had just returned from a tour of Taiwan and were heading home on the chartered bus, opperated by Nakornchai Air Co to Khon Kaen province.

Mr Chuwong, the bus driver, admitted he fell asleep at the wheel, causing the bus to swerve, crash on roadside concrete blocks and overturn. Police have charged him with reckless driving, causing injuries.

Source: Soonthorn Phongpao | Bangkok Post

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