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Man dies after his Truck Collides with Bus in same Spot that has Taken many Lives
CityNews – A man died when his truck hit a Green Bus on the Chiang Mai – Chiang Rai Road on September 25th.
How many more deaths on this road?
At around 1.30 p.m. Doi Saket Police Station received a call saying there had been an accident on the Chiang Mai – Chiang Rai Road and many people were injured.
The police arrived with a rescue team at the accident spot and found a bus, property of the Chai Pattanakij Transport (Green Bus) company that had collided with a Toyota pick-up that belonged to the Wattanasil Company.
The front of the truck was completely destroyed. The driver, Supoj Yala (25), was found dead at the scene. 15 passengers on the Green Bus were slightly injured and were sent to Doi Saket Hospital and Nakornping Hospital.
An investigation said that the bus had departed from Chiang Mai and was heading towards Chiang Rai when the truck came at great speed in the direction of the bus. It is thought that the truck was trying to overtake a car and had veered too far into the other lane when it hit the bus.
This accident spot has become very well known, only last month a school bus crashed and three people died, among many more accidents.
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