A bus carrying Vietnamese tourists crashed on Highway 36, at the Khao Mai Kaew intersection, on the outskirts of Pattaya, making 27 Vietnamese tourists injured last Thursday evening.
The passengers were taken to Banglamung, Pattaya Memorial and Bangkok Hospital Pattaya for treatment and none was reported in serious condition.
The Thai bus driver, 27 year-old Khun Sarawood, from Donna International Company, reported that they were going from Rayong Province to Royal Twin Palace Hotel in Central Pattaya, where the tourists were supposed to attend a seminar, when the car driver by 39-year old Khun Wirot speeded up from behind and tried to pass his bus. Wirot’s car then ducked back into the same lane, blocking the front of his bus. Sarawood had to brake hard, causing the bus to swirl onto a strip of grass that separated the two sides of traffic.
On the other hand, the Honda Civic driver told the police that on his way from Bangkok to Sattahip, the bus which ran parallel to his car could not keep its distance and collided into his Honda Civic causing the severe dent, reported Pattaya Daily News.
Thai police are investigating the case.