Nobody. The buses nudged each other and came to a paint-scraping halt in Phuket City about 10.30pm.
The tourist passengers on board had plenty of time to wave at each other then shake hands and say ''How's your trip going?''
Overhanging the median strip, the buses brought traffic to a halt, then a crawl in Phra-Phuket-Keaw Road, not far from the Tesco Lotus intersection in Phuket City.
''One bus was doing a u-turn from the rear of the Aphrodite show,'' a policeman told Phuketwan.
''The other bus was coming from Patong and intended to turn left into the bypass road to head for the Boat Lagoon.
''Because there were cars and motorcycles also going past, the driver says he could not give way.''
And so the pair of buses came to a crunching halt.
J-Siam Holiday Phuket driver Chtuichai Wisawakamjorn,54, coming from Patong, maintained that he was doing the right thing.
''The other guy was making a turn and should have given way,'' he said.
Taili Co Ltd driver Songkord Keawsri, 51, coming from Aphrodite, said he had plenty of time for the u-turn and was doing the right thing.
''Ther other guy was going too fast and should have given way,'' he said.
There were no injuries. Along with the buses, a little Phuket pride was dented.
It would be nice to see a drawing, of how this happened, the story and photos only confuse me, both buses are going in the same direction and any turns have been completed, going by the photo, it looks more like the green buses just tried to pass when there was not enough room, but photos can be deceptive. Whatever happened it seems like kids at play, the same kids we see on the road injuring/killing people.
Posted by dbate_me on October 20, 2012 08:49