Driver charged with negligent driving over Doi Saket bus crash

A driver of a bus carrying Chinese tourists that crashed in Doi Saket on Saturday, June 29 has been charged with negligent driving.

The bus crashed on Chiang Mai – Chiang Rai Road (Highway 118) in Pai Miang at around 1 p.m. 10 people were injured including a child with those injured believed to be all Chinese nationals.

The driver, Mr. Thanong Tabpo, 45 blamed the accident on road works in the area and a curve in the road.

Police begged to differ, however, charging him with driving negligently in a way to cause others to be injured. Further charges may be forthcoming once a full investigation into the accident is completed.