Bus hits truck, driver killed, all passengers injured

The bus and the semi-trailer truck rest on Sukhumvit Road in Muang district of Samut Prakan after the fatal collision on Tuesday morning. (Photo by Sutthiwit Chayutworakan)

SAMUT PRAKAN: A bus carrying factory workers crashed into a semi-trailer truck, killing the bus driver and injuring all his passengers, on Sukhumvit Road in Muang district on Tuesday. The collision occurred in tambon Bang Pu about 8am. Police said there were about 30 employees of Saha Union on the bus.

All were injured, eight seriously. Rescue workers gave first aid to the injured passengers, who were then taken to local hospitals. The bus driver, Wichian Phumsawat, 53, was crushed to death in his seat. 

Wanchai Thongwichit, 35-year-old driver of the truck, told police the bus was travelling in the opposite direction.

It crossed onto the centre line to overtake a van.

He swerved to the left trying to avoid it, but the bus crashed into his truck's trailer. 

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