An Accident involving a Chinese tour bus occurred at 11am this morning which resulted in the bus overturning in a storm drain in the middle of the main Sukhumvit motorway on the outskirts of Pattaya.
The tour bus was on its way back from a sightseeing trip to the Nong Nooch Tropical gardens when according to reports a motorbike veered in front of the bus causing the driver to react and due to the slick road surface as a result of recent rain he lost control and the bus ended up overturned in the storm drain.
It was reported that 7 of the 23 passengers were seriously injured and rushed to Pattaya Memorial Hospital for treatment while others suffered minor injuries.
The driver of the bus who was not named was detained by officers to be tested for both alcohol and drug use, the results of the tests have not been released at the time of writing.
Police are currently searching for the driver of the motorcycle which reportedly caused the accident who apparently fled the scene following the accident.