Police Hunt for Fleeing Bus Driver after Seventeen Tourists Injured in Tour Bus-Truck Crash

Police Hunt for Fleeing Bus Driver after Seventeen Tourists Injured in Tour Bus-Truck Crash
Rescue workers tend Chinese tourists injured when their bus (inset) ran into the back of a trailer truck. – Photo Welove8riew Facebook Page

CHON BURI – Seventeen Chinese tourists were hurt when the tour bus they were travelling in rear-ended a trailer truck in Central Thailand on Thursday evening.

Pol Capt Suriyan Kaewpithoon, deputy investigation chief said the accident occurred at approximately 5 PM.

The injured tourists were rushed to a nearby hospital and “yes” the driver of the bus fled the scene.

Opas Chuensabai, 36, driver of the 18-wheel trailer truck, told police he was on the way to Chon Buri and slowed down as he neared a U-turn, and the tour bus rammed into his truck from behind.

All 17 passengers, suffered injuries and were admitted to hospital.

Police said they were tracking down the runaway bus driver. The investigation was continuing.

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