On Thursday morning, the pickup truck slammed into the back of the school bus which was making a U-turn on the Phitsanulok-Sukhothai road. The truck driver, Wanchai Sanohwatee, was delivering chickens to shops in the area. He was driving fast and could not hit the brakes in time as his vehicle approached the school bus, and could not avoid it.

Three of the 17 injured students were seriously hurt and they were taken to the hospital. Mr. Wanchai was also injured in the collision.