PHETCHABURI – Pol Lt Col Chern Praimee, investigator at Phetchaburi’s Muang police station reported that a bus driver was killed and 15 passengers slightly injured when a Lignite Tour Co bus traveling from Krabi to Bangkok ran into the back of a parked refrigerated truck in Phetchaburi province at about 3.45am Tuesday.
Pol Lt Col Chern Praimee said the accident occurred in front of Makro superstore’s Phetchaburi branch in tambon Hua Saphan of Muang district.
Police, later identified the deceased bus driver as Mr.Angkharn Borna, the injured were transported to a nearby hospital were later discharged after treatment for minor injuries and bruising.
The Bus collided with a 10-wheel refrigerated truck with a Nakhon Pathom licence plate, the rear of the truck was damaged and the driver of course fled the scene. A roadside power pole was also knocked down in the accident.
Peerapol Sutthithana, 24, the bus conductor, told police there were 47 passengers on the bus, traveling from Krabi to Bangkok. He did not know how the crash occurred as he and most passengers were asleep.
Police suspected the truck driver stopped his vehicle on the road and was about to make a U-turn when the bus slammed into the rear of it. Police are now tracking down the missing driver of the 10-wheel refrigerated truck .