Live Phuket The Phuket News Kata Rocks The Phuket News Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort
The Phuket News Phuket News
The Phuket News Phuket | Thailand | World | Business | Q&A | Weird World XML, RSS, Feed
The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News

Chinese Phuket tourists safe after runaway tour bus slams Patong temple wall

PHUKET: More than 30 Chinese tourists were taken to Patong Hospital after the tour bus they were travelling on sped out of control down Patong Hill and crashed into the perimeter wall at Wat Suwankhiriwong (Wat Patong) just before 8pm last night (Aug 22).

Chinese, patong, tourism, transport, accidents,


Eakkapop Thongtub

Tuesday 23 August 2016, 11:22AM


In a video provided to The Phuket News, a motorbike rider narrowly escaped being run over by the bus seconds before the driver brought the vehicle to a stop by ploughing it into the temple wall.

Police arrived with Kusoldharm rescue workers to find the blue bus with its side crunched into the wall. The front of the bus was damaged and broken window glass was strewn across the road.

There were more than 30 Chinese tourists, including children, on the bus at the time of the accident.

“Most of them suffered scrapes and bruises, but there no serious injuries,” said Maj Patapee Srichai of the Patong Police.

“Regardless, all victims were taken to Patong Hospital,” he added.

Also at the scene were two damaged minivans and a damaged Honda Jazz.

“This road is very steep and the bottom of the hill has a very sharp turn,” Maj Patapee said.

“The bus driver is probably new to this route. He possibly he lost control of his vehicle while descending the hill, which meant he could not slow down or maybe the bus’s brakes failed.

“However, we are still investigating this,” he said.

 

 

The Phuket News
Location

 

The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Comment on this story
* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.
Comments Here:
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
CAPTCHA
    Forget your password?

Concerned | 24 August 2016 - 08:30:03

Safest way to Patong
For a Tunnel to Patong, 
Start building a tunnel to prevent severe accidents mostly caused by unfit buses trucks and inexperienced steep hill drivers in the future.
PS To finance the tunnel impose road toll like they do on expressways in Bangkok

The Phuket News

Rich 44 | 23 August 2016 - 18:13:37

It would help if, at the top of the hill, there is a sign reading
"Steep Hill, Buses and Trucks must use low gear"
When brakes overheat they fail. Someone is sure to be killed.

The Phuket News

Kurt | 23 August 2016 - 17:10:44

Great, I had already sleepless nights as quite a while no bus break failures near that temple.
It is the fault of the temple, the road was dry.
If that temple wall wasn't there it would not have happened.

And why are it always busses with Chinese tourists?
Are that cheaper 2nd class busses?

Oh, and the thai bus driver fled the scene, leaving the wounded passengers.
The miserable coward.

The Phuket News

Ed Sanders | 23 August 2016 - 15:47:33

Well...the good news is that no tourists were killed, and that at least 2 minivans were taken out.  I guess we'll need to wait a couple days for the next one of these clap-trap buses and their drivers to provide us with the next contribution to the weekly carnage.

The Phuket News

Andy | 23 August 2016 - 14:07:46

As I have commented before, modern buses brakes do not fail. What fails is the brain of the driver. One sees these tour buses and mini buses being driven by lunatics everyday. They seem to think they are in race whereas their job is to safely transport their guests from A to B.
Until these guys receive jail sentences and lengthy driving bans with very large fines for the tour company this carnage will continue.

The Phuket News

slippery snake | 23 August 2016 - 13:51:26

maybe the buses breaks failed ????   or maybe the driver was just plain a bad driver with no common sense ???  be good when all these 300 new buses arrive, no more failed breaks,  uh !!!!    What will they blame then ?  oh yeah,  the weather !

The Phuket News

Bjay | 23 August 2016 - 13:16:03

Why do the Police make excuses for what is most likely to either a lack of vehicle maintenance or incompetent driver error. Or a combination of both! 

The Phuket News
Matches 7 result(s)
The Phuket News
The Phuket News
The Phuket News
The Phuket News The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Share this
The Phuket News
Have a news tip-off? Click here
The Phuket News
Related stories
The Phuket News
Phuket community

Recent Comments


Army calls for Phuket taxi, van drivers to get licences

Well said Benpendejo, the standard of driving here is disgraceful yet the RTP and anyone in charge has no idea how to stop it. Seems those in charge ...(Read More)


Phuket tourists rescued after speedboat slams submerged mooring block

Ah yes, the infamous boat crews, you only have to stand on Chalong pier in front of the marine office to see these clowns race upto the shore at way o...(Read More)


Female Russian tourist arrested for feeding fish off Phuket

Could it get any more absurd? year in jail for feeding bread to a fish, wtf! Yet the most serious of crimes are punished with a thousand baht fine, no...(Read More)


Phuket Opinion: The Bangla ballet

Very astute article. As an ex-pat, I applaud all methods of reducing corruption. Thailand is a nation of royalty and laws, not corruption. As soon as...(Read More)


Female Russian tourist arrested for feeding fish off Phuket

Are any warning signs in Russian, if not then surely a "warning" would have been more appropriate. Also, just who gave the lady the bread, I...(Read More)


Female Russian tourist arrested for feeding fish off Phuket

It looks like Phuket Authorities have started a kind of 'tourist control'. ( something like birth control, but different) It looks like a ...(Read More)


Driver, 26, faces charges for French family horror holiday crash

Kurt, he was travelling from the opposite direction, flipped the vehicle because he was too fast approaching the roundabout and slid head on into them...(Read More)


Driver, 26, faces charges for French family horror holiday crash

Good job he wasn't feeding fish like the Russian lady, could face a year in Jail or 100,000b fine, now that's a serious offence, not killing a...(Read More)


Female Russian tourist arrested for feeding fish off Phuket

Asterix, right! The infamous double standards in Thailand. But of course Government Agencies are able to arrest the named people. But oh oh, who is...(Read More)


Female Russian tourist arrested for feeding fish off Phuket

Government Agencies are able to arrest a tourist but are unable to arrest resort and restaurant owners for discharging wastewater in the klongs and pu...(Read More)

The Phuket News
PHUKET NEWS
Phuket
Thailand
World
Business
Q A
Weird World
ARCHIVE
POLL
CURRENCY
WEATHER
PHUKET TIDE TABLE
The Phuket News PHUKET LIFE
Phuket Arts
Phuket Community
Phuket Culture
Phuket Dining
Phuket Education
Phuket Entertainment
Phuket Environment
Phuket Health
Phuket People
Phuket Technology
Phuket Travel
Photo Galleries
COLOURING BOOK
The Phuket News PHUKET SPORT
Phuket
Thailand
World
SURF REPORT
PREDICTIONS
The Phuket News PHUKET CLASSIFIEDS
Phuket Buy and Sell
Phuket Jobs
Phuket Property
Phuket Cars and Boats
Phuket Community
Phuket Services
SEARCH CLASSIFIEDS
POST CLASSIFIED
The Phuket News The Phuket News PHUKET EVENTS
Phuket Event listings
Phuket Event calendar
Buy Tickets
POST EVENT
The Phuket News PHUKET DIRECTORY
Phuket Bars, pubs and clubs
Phuket Hotels and villas
Phuket Restaurants
Phuket Yellow Pages
POST LISTING
The Phuket News BARGAINS
The Phuket News ABOUT US
The Company
Distribution points
Subscribe
Advertise with us
Pay for advert
Contact us
CONTESTS
Content Google Map
Site map
Australian Visa Services
 
Currency - The Phuket News   Weather Report - The Phuket News   Surf Report - The Phuket News
LinkedIn - The Phuket News   Twitter - The Phuket News   YouTube - The Phuket News   Facebook - The Phuket News
Copyright © 2017 Class Act Media. All rights reserved. | Website usage terms and conditions | Privacy and Confidentiality Statement.