PHUKET: An Italian expat is celebrating Christmas today after being discharged from hospital following a bus crash that shows why the large, unsafe vehicles should be banned from Phuket.
Enzo Carrara, 56, a diving tour guide from Samui, was run over by a bus on Phuket earlier this month at an intersection in southern Phuket. The near-tragedy was captured by security cameras.
The bus, unable to stop and with a car emerging from an intersection into its path, clips the car then swings right and runs down Mr Carrara, waiting at the intersection to make a right-hand turn on his motorcycle.
Phuketwan believes Phuket's hilly terrain makes large buses unsafe - as well as impeding traffic.
An excessive number of crashes involve large buses. Phuket has so far avoided the large-scale tragedy that can occur when a bus plunges off a hillside.
Restricting the holiday island to minivans only would speed traffic flow and make the destination more safe.
The incident occurred at the t-junction turn on Karon Hill to Kata and Kata Noi.
VIDEO: Bus Crashes into Expat on Motorcycle on Phuket