Hat Yai: 18 students injured after school van crashes into ditch

Eighteen students were slightly injured when their school van crashed into a roadside ditch about one kilometre from their school in Songkhla’s Hat Yai district this morning (Tuesday).

The accident occurred on the Hat Yai-bound Asia highway in Tambon Khor Hong.

The van driver, 35 year old Yongyut Thongsalalluan, told police that he was driving the students from Songkha’s Chana dsitrict to Thaweerat School in Hat Yai and was about one kilometre from the school when the accident happened.

He said a car turned in front of his van, forcing him to swerve to the left. He then lost control of the van because the road was slippery after rain, and the vehicle crashed into a roadside ditch.

The students were taken to Rat Yindee Hospital. There were no serious injuries resulting from the crash.

STORY: The Nation

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