Accidents involving buses

Buses are supposed to be safe, but here in Thailand the safety regulations, when they exist, are hardly ever enforced. Accidents are bound to happen when the buses are poorly maintained and driven too fast by exhausted drivers.

2017

24 Apr 2017 – Tour bus rear-ends truck, 1 killed, 5 injured
23 Apr 2012 – Myanmar workers escape with minor injuries after bus overturns
22 Apr 2017 – One killed, 6 hurt in bus-truck crash
08 Apr 2017 – Three killed in Trat bus crash
06 Apr 2017 – One killed, 30 hurt in bus-truck crash
05 Apr 2017 – 25 injured when bus runs into SUV
19 Mar 2017 – Runaway bus ploughs into 11 vehicles
18 Mar 2017 – 46, mostly students, hurt after bus plunges into ditch
09 Mar 2017 – Busload of students crashes into ravine
19 Jan 2017 – Student killed, many injured when bus overturns
18 Jan 2017 – Four pupils hurt in school bus-truck crash

2016

22 Dec 2016 – 44 students hurt when tour bus overturns
27 Nov 2016 – 16 Chinese tourists slightly hurt in Koh Samui bus accident
06 Jan 2016 – PM orders end to double-decker buses
06 Jan 2016 – Man hit by bus dies in Bang Na

2015

15 Dec 2015 – Bus accident injures 21 in Maha Sarakham
12 Oct 2015 – Phuket-Satun bus fire claims life of 12-year-old
10 Oct 2015 – Phuket-Satun bus fire claims second life
07 Oct 2015 – Phuket-Satun bus fire kills 1, injures 12
23 Sep 2015 – 2 killed as school bus crashes, burns
03 Sep 2015 – 18 injured as tour bus overturns in Bangkok
15 Aug 2015 – Four injured in Patong Hill bus crash
08 Aug 2015 – 19 hurt in Korat bus-truck crash
28 Jul 2015 – 1 killed, 19 hurt in merit-making bus tour crash
27 Jul 2015 – Seriously injured Chinese tourists remain in hospital after bus crash
26 Jul 2015 – Chinese tour bus flips on bypass road
09 Jun 2015 – Tour bus crashes into pillar at Don Mueang airport
03 Jun 2015 – 1 killed, 28 hurt in NE bus wreck
25 May 2015 – Two men on motorbike killed in collision with Phuket tour bus
23 Apr 2015 – Indian tourists injured as Phuket tour bus slams into taxi
22 May 2015 – 17 tourists hurt in Pong bus accident
16 May 2015 – One killed, 31 injured in Krabi bus crash
10 May 2015 – 17 Chinese tourists injured in bus crash
08 May 2015 – Speeding tour bus slams pickup
17 Apr 2015 – 2 hurt as ice truck hits tour bus
04 Apr 2015 – Bangkok-Phuket bus flips in Krabi, 20 injured
25 Mar 2015 – Phuket tour bus crash: 3 Chinese tourists dead, driver blames brake failure
25 Mar 2015 – Breaking News: Three dead in Phuket bus crash
19 Mar 2015 – Tourists escape unhurt as tour bus goes up in flames
11 Mar 2015 – Bus kills 2 road workers, injures 3 others
03 Mar 2015 – Tour bus crash kills 6, injures 42

2014

15 Dec 2014 – Phuket tour bus crashes, 10 injured
11 Dec 2014 – Bus ban ignored: Phuket tour bus plunges down Patong Hill
09 Dec 2014 – Bus-crash driver dies, passengers hurt
22 Nov 2014 – Airport Express Coach involved in South Pattaya crash
21 Nov 2014 – 5 hospitalized when 6 tour buses collide on Highway 7
19 Nov 2014 – Ayutthaya crash kills 4, injures 32
19 Nov 2014 – Three killed, 30 injured in bus-pickup crash in Ayutthaya
17 Oct 2014 – Driver dies,18 injured in bus plunge
14 Oct 2014 – 33 hurt in chain-reaction bus crash
06 Oct 2014 – One killed, nine injured when passenger van crashes into rear of trailer truck
22 Sep 2014 – Chinese Tour Coach Crash in Jomtien
08 May 2014 – Bus crash kills 3, injures 40 in Loei
01 May 2014 – Crazed mini-bus thief killed by mob
30 Apr 2014 – 14 killed in Tak road crash
24 Apr 2014 – Tak bus accident kills 1, injures 17
25 Mar 2014 – Tragedy as tour bus plunges into ravine
25 Mar 2014 – 30 die as bus plunges into ravine
09 Mar 2014 – Bus runs into police booth, 4 hurt
29 Jan 2014 – 30 injured in Chiang Mai crash
27 Jan 2014 – 33 injured in drunk school bus crash

2013

29 Nov 2013 – 30 Russian tourists injured in bus crash near Pattaya
25 Nov 2013 – Six protesters injured in bus crash home, recovering in Phuket
22 Nov 2013 – Chinese tourists on Phuket ladyboy tour safe after bus dies on Patong Hill
15 Nov 2013 – 30 Russian tourists hurt in bus crash
11 Nov 2013 – Driver blamed for Phuket tour bus crash
09 Nov 2013 – 38 hurt as Phuket bus flips
29 Oct 2013 – Two die,18 hurt in tour bus crash
27 Oct 2013 – Phuket tour bus slams into motorists, shophouse; ‘brake failure’ cited, again
24 Oct 2013 – 21 killed, 19 injured when chartered bus plunges into roadside ravine in Lampang
21 Sep 2013 – School bus flips in Krabi, injuring 13
20 Sep 2013 – Phuket bus overturns in Surat Thani – one dead, 29 injured
09 Aug 2013 – 26 Russian tourists hurt in bus crash
24 Jul 2013 – 19 die as lorry driver falls asleep
24 Jul 2013 – Bus company compensates fire victims
23 Jul 2013 – Phang Nga bus crash leaves 22 injured
23 Jul 2013 – Saraburi bus crash kills 19, injures 22
22 Jul 2013 – 22 hurt in tour bus crash
19 Jul 2013 – Tourists injured in Surat bus crash
24 Apr 2013 – Bus accident in Tak kills 3, injures 57
23 Apr 2013 – One dead, 100 hurt in three-bus pileup
16 Apr 2013 – Eight injured as Phuket bus overturns in Krabi
10 Apr 2013 – Another bus overturns, 3 dead
08 Apr 2013 – Five killed, 49 injured when bus falls into ravine in Phitsanulok
08 Apr 2013 – 5 die, 53 hurt in bus cliff plunge
01 Apr 2013 – Songkran exodus will again bring misery
15 Mar 2013 – Breaking News: One dead as runaway Phuket tour bus wreaks havoc
14 Mar 2013 – Bus driver charged with drunk driving after dropping tourists off at Phuket Airport
06 Feb 2013 – (Update) 5 killed as bus overturns in Chumphon
06 Feb 2013 – Thai tour bus accident kills five, including French tourist
31 Jan 2013 – Students killed in bus accident
25 Jan 2013 – Students, driver injured in bus accident
09 Jan 2013 – Bus overturns in Chumphon, 2 dead
01 Jan 2013 – Baht Bus collides with motorbike in Central Pataya killing it’s driver

2012

28 Dec 2012 – Phuket tour bus driver charged for 18-vehicle pileup
11 Dec 2012 – Four die, 30 hurt in bus accident
19 Nov 2012 – Police seek arrest warrant for Phuket ‘hit-and-run’ bus driver
17 Nov 2012 – ‘Hit-and-run’ driver still at large
13 Nov 2012 – Eight injured as bus flips in heavy rain in Phang Nga
05 Nov 2012 – BMTA needs to boost safety for bus passengers
05 Nov 2012 – Americans, Australians injured in Phuket-bound tour bus crash
19 Oct 2012 – 5 dead, 35 injured in Pattaya bus accident
13 Oct 2012 – 1 Killed in further coach accident in Southern outskirts of Pattaya
09 Oct 2012 – One Dead, Thirty-Seven Injured in Coach crash in Northern outskirts of Pattaya
08 Oct 2012 – Woman dies in bus accident
03 Sep 2012 – Bus accident kills 5, injures 40
27 Aug 2012 – Heavy rain blamed for Phang Nga bus accident
16 Jul 2012 – NACC officials die in crash
13 Jul 2012 – Bus from Phuket to Narathiwat crashes in Phang Nga
27 Jun 2012 – BREAKING NEWS: Phuket-bound tour bus crashes, 11 injured
16 Mar 2012 – Phuket bus crash victims all safe
09 Feb 2012 – Phuket tour buses: Two hurt in yet another crash

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