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Fatal Road Traffic Collision in Thailand

Irwin Mitchell’s Travel Law team is representing the families of Max Boomgaarden-Cook, Conrad Quashie and Bruno Melling-Firth, whose lives were taken when their bus collided with another on the road from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. The incident occurred in the town of Khlong Khlung.

This has been an incredibly difficult time the families of the boys who, at present, know very few details about the circumstances surrounding the crash. It is imperative that a thorough investigation is carried out by the authorities as quickly as possible so that the families and loved ones of those who died can better understand what happened, and to ensure that lessons are learnt and, if appropriate, the necessary safeguards put in place as soon as possible to prevent other tragedies. Key issues for consideration are likely to include whether conditions of the road where the accident occurred contributed to the crash in some way and the adequacy of the steps taken by the driver of the coach and his employers.

A Thai lawyer has been instructed to assist with investigations and the boys’ parents are actively campaigning for reforms to improve road safety in Thailand.

We hope that the investigations proceed quickly so that the families of young men killed can get the answers and the justice that they deserve.

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