Proper lighting, barriers ordered for fatal bus plunge bridge

Proper lighting, barriers ordered for fatal bus plunge bridge
Proper lighting, barriers ordered for fatal bus plunge bridge
A six-wheeled vehicle was found in the Kalong Canal on Saturday nights after falling off a gate in Samut Prakan’s Bang Bo region. Sutthiwit Chayutworakan ( picture )

SAMUT PRAKAN: On Saturday nights, three people were killed when a stock worker’s bus crashed into an under-construction bridge in the Bang Bo district. Police have ordered the contractor to install the necessary lighting and barriers.

On Sunday, Pol Maj Gen Wichit Boonchitwuthikul, Samut Prakan police chief, and his staff inspected the bridge over the Kalong Canal on Rattanakosin 200 Times Road in the Bang Bo district’s tambon Bang.

On Saturday at 7 p.m., a six-wheeled light vehicle slammed into the river from the bridge. 18 people were hurt, and three people died immediately.

According to Pol Maj Gen Wichit, he gave the gate improvement contractor the go-ahead to place enough lighting and erect barriers about 100 meters in front of the span to ensure safety.

Police initially accused the severely hurt vehicle drivers of reckless driving, which resulted in death and injury. Eventually, the officers hoped to speak with the drivers about the collision.

According to local police, Rattanakosin 200 Times Road was not the vehicle ‘ regular way; instead, it picked up employees from Bangkok’s Nong Chok and Lat Krabang regions and drove them to their stock in the Wellgrow Industrial Estate in Bang Pakong.

Atthapol Saibut, a 25-year-old driver who saw the occurrence, claimed that the bus was moving quickly toward the empty bridge. It soared off the bridge slope, collided with aspect obstructions, and dove into the canal.

He claimed that nobody was able to escape the ruined bus after the fall. Save and construction workers next smashed the building’s windows to get to the patients.

Eventually, a mobile crane was used to remove the van from the water.

On Sunday, the gate under construction is visible over the river. Sutthiwit Chayutworakan, a picture

The vehicle was removed from the river by lifting. Sutthiwit Chayutworakan ( picture )