A brutal three-vehicle accident caused by a Thai tour bus ramming into a 10-wheel truck resulted in 34 injures and the tour bus driver’s death by decapitation.
Local police received the report about the accident that occurred on Phahon Yothin road in Saraburi province’s Meang district around at around midnight last night and headed to investigate the scene along with doctors from Saraburi Hospital and volunteer emergency rescuers.
Officials arrived to find that the front of the blue tour bus had been completely wrecked. The 10-wheel truck, meanwhile, had overturned and landed on its side on top of a Ford pick-up, reported Khaosod.
All three vehicles ended up blocking the road, reportedly creating much traffic.
The body of the driver, a 38-year-old Ubon Ratchathani Province native, was found in the driver seat. Local media that his body was in horrible condition, having been crushed by the collision and decapitated.
Thirty-two bus passengers — 10 men, 20 women and 2 kids — reportedly sustained minor injuries while two women who were in critical condition were transported to Saraburi Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
The 38-year-old driver of the 10-wheel truck, Khomsan Cheudchu, said he was driving on the left lane of the road just prior to the accident while the damaged pick-up was to the right of him.
Both cars were reducing their speed, because of traffic ahead, when the tour bus suddenly and violently slammed into its tail, causing the 10-wheeler to lose balance and fall over to its right, onto the pick-up truck, reported Sanook.
Luckily, the family of seven in the pick-up truck was not injured.
Police suspect that the bus drive dozed off while driving since there were no signs that he stepped on the brakes during the accident. They will continue to interrogate witnesses before concluding the cause of the brutal accident.