Eighteen students were slightly injured when their school van crashed into a roadside ditch about one kilometre from their school in Songkhla’s Hat Yai district on Tuesday morning.
The accident occurred on the Hat Yai-bound Asia highway in Tambon Khor Hong.
The van driver, Yongyut Thongsalalluan, 35, told police that he was driving the students from Songkha’s Chana dsitrict to Thaweerat School in Hat Yai and was about one kilometre from the school when the accident happened.
He said a car turned in front of his van, forcing him to swerve to the left. He then lost control of the van because the road was slippery after rain, and the vehicle crashed into a roadside ditch.