Bus crash on Doi Suthep damages ambulance and songtaews

In what can only be described as an “only in Chiang Mai” story, a bus has crashed into an ambulance then subsequently damaged three songtaews – the passenger vehicles in Chiang Mai adopted from a pickup truck that are used for transport.

According to reports, the accident occurred near Wat Phra That Doi Suthep at 3.30 p.m. Friday and involved the bus failing to brake on a downward section – Doi Suthep being literally “Suthep Mountain” in English and the Wat one of Chiang Mai’s most popular tourist destinations.

Fortunately no one was injured, in this case, 30 Chinese tourists on the bus at the time of the crash.