Legal action taking place after four die, three injured in Nakhon Nayok after passenger van crashes into tour bus that was heading to Chonburi

PHOTO: Sawang Ariya rescue team / Nakhon Nayok rescue


Police are taking legal action after four people have died while three people have sustained various injuries in Nakhon Nayok after a van crashed into a tour bus which was heading to Chonburi.

Sawang Ariya rescue workers were notified of the accident yesterday morning on Rangsit –Nakhon Nayok Road in the Baan Na district.

They arrived at the scene to find a severely damaged van and a slightly damaged tour bus on the road.

PHOTO: Nakhon Nayok rescue team

Inside the van were found three deceased individuals who were named as Mr. Weerawat Dangsri, 54, Mrs. Nongnuch Saisut, 54 and Mr. Nattaphon Dangsri, 20.

Four other people inside the van had sustained various injuries. They were rushed to a local hospital. One of them was later pronounced dead.

Rescue workers reported that the van was carrying a team of Thai musicians who were heading to Ayutthaya from Nakhon Nayok. The bus was carrying teachers from Bueng Kan to Chonburi.

PHOTO: Sawang Ariya rescue team

The bus driver, Mr. Yawattapong Sriudon, 30, told police that he was taking a U-turn when the van crashed into the back of his bus at high speed. He and his bus passengers were not injured.

Relevant police agencies are continuing their investigation for legal action, reviewing CCTV and focusing on the legality of the U-turn.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.