Study tour shuttle crash in Pattaya injures 12

Picture courtesy of KhaoSod

A car veered off course and collided with a shuttle carrying a group on a study tour, resulting in injuries to 12 people. The Thai rescue services promptly assisted and conducted breath alcohol tests.

Around 12.36am yesterday, June 12, Police Lieutenant Puttarak Sonkhamhan from Pattaya City Police Station received a report of a car accident on Jomtien Beach Road, Nong Prue, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri. He rushed to the scene with the Sawang Boriboon Thammasathan Foundation rescue team.

A modified Nissan Frontier pickup truck registered as นข 3201 Pichit was found at the scene with significant damage to its front right side. The vehicle was carrying 12 passengers, including government officials and village health volunteers (VHVs). Among the passengers, nine sustained injuries ranging from body abrasions to head wounds due to the impact.

The other vehicle involved was a Honda Civic, registered as ชย 6675 Bangkok. The driver, a 26 year old Singaporean man, lost control and crossed the lane, leading to a collision with the shuttle. His car suffered extensive damage, and he sustained injuries. The first responders provided initial medical assistance before urgently transporting all injured individuals to a nearby hospital.

Ekachai, the 62 year old driver of the pickup truck, recounted that he was transporting the 12 passengers, who were all from Pichit Province, back to their hotel in the Jomtien area after a study tour in Pattaya, reported KhaoSod.

“The car came at high speed, lost control, and hit us hard. I believe it’s the blessing of Luang Por Ngern from Wat Bang Klan in Pichit that kept us safe.”

Pol. Lt. Puttarak, who is handling the case, inspected the scene and documented it for evidence. He also plans to review CCTV footage from the area and measure the drivers’ blood alcohol levels to fairly determine the cause of the accident for all parties involved.

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