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Driver charged reckless driving in bus accident carrying 23 Filipino tourists in Chumpon

The driver of the tour bus carrying 23 Filipino tourists has been charged for reckless driving, said in a follow-up news on The Thaiger.

The accident happened on Monday morning in Chumpon on its way to Phuket from Bangkok. One Filipino passenger was taken to Chumpon Hospital for precautionary examination but was released yesterday, the report added.

According to Thairath, the driver, 36-year old Taweesak Chitchuea from Ranong fell asleep at the wheel. He had to be removed from the bus with the aid of hydraulic cutters and was taken to Chumpon Hospital with a broken right leg. He was charged reckless driving causing injuries and damages.

The accident was already reported to the Philippine Embassy. Meanwhile, all passengers were transferred to another bus to continue their journey to Phuket.

23 Filipino tourists safe after bus accident in Chumphon

Source: The Thaiger