11 July 2024

A bus driver was fined 5,000 baht and suspended from driving for 30 days after he allegedly jumped a red light at the Ratchadapisek-Lat Phrao intersection and rammed into a pickup truck on Monday morning.

Fourteen people in Bus No. 8 and the pickup truck, which was carrying a group of construction workers, were injured, four of them are in a serious condition.

The bus driver, identified only as “Samran”, is reported to have told officials at the Land Transport Department (LTD)that, while he was approaching the Lat Phrao intersection, he accelerated when he saw the traffic light about to change from green to red.

At the same time, the pickup truck was crossing the intersection from the right and was hit by the bus.

Samran was faulted by LTD officials for reckless driving without due care for the safety of the bus passengers.

The officials also reminded the operator of Bus No. 8 to educate his drivers, to make sure that they drive carefully and always keep the safety of passengers in mind.

All the injured will be properly compensated by insurance companies with the help of the LTD.