School van driver seriously injured with students unscathed in Chon Buri accident

Photo courtesy of Pattaya News

A school van careened into a sign on Sukprayun Road in Chon Buri, leaving the driver critically injured but students unscathed.

Responding swiftly to the scene were officers from the Don Hua Lo Police Station and rescue personnel, confronted with a scene of wreckage and distress. The once-sturdy bronze school van now lay mangled, its front obliterated by the force of the collision.

Inside, the driver, still unidentified, lay unconscious with serious injuries. Three female high school students emerged from the accident relatively unharmed with only minor abrasions, reported Pattaya News.

Eyewitness Ek, anxiously awaiting his daughter’s safe return, revealed that the van typically accommodates ten students. In a fortunate turn of events, only three students were onboard at the time of the calamity.

Investigations are underway to determine the cause of the accident.

In related news, a school bus ploughed into an electricity pole and a roadside stall in Mae Sot, Tak province on January 23 at around 8am which left a 14 year old boy critically injured. The 57 year old driver admitted to falling asleep at the wheel after consuming heart medication and cold medicine.

The incident occurred on the main road passing through the Mae Pa community and morning market area near a road curve, where a fried chicken stall and a restaurant were severely damaged.

In other news, a tragedy was narrowly averted when a minivan carrying 19 passengers collided with a parked timber truck on Highway 36 in Chon Buri. The unfortunate incident, which occurred on February 7, resulted in injuries to two passengers, while the remaining 17 escaped unscathed.

The Sawang Boriboon Thammasathan rescue unit found the minivan badly damaged, with two passengers in need of immediate medical attention. The uninjured passengers were quickly moved to a safer location due to the poorly lit conditions at the accident site.

The minivan was part of the Bangkok Bus Cooperative’s fleet.

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