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Vicious road rage incident as motorcyclist attacks bus driver with a sword

National Thai TV was reeling in shock at yet another vicious example of road rage that happened in Saraburi north of Bangkok yesterday.

In the latest appalling incident a crazed motorcyclist repeatedly slashed at a bus driver with a 65centimeter long sword.

But it was the bus driver that had brought the sword with him in the first place.

The driver was taking workers home from a factory in the area on Thursday. A disagreement broke out with the red shirted motorcyclist. The rider managed to get hold of the weapon that the bus driver had brought with him.

Tnews alleged that the driver – who is in a critical condition in hospital- was carrying the knife to defend himself.

Video shows that after the motorcyclist grabbed the weapon he repeatedly slashes at the victim. No one intervenes though someone is filming at a distance as the traffic grinds to a halt.

Much of the grisly injuries occurred behind the line of sight but it is clear that the attack is a one way altercation once the motorcyclist gets the sword.

The motorcyclist – Noppadon Ponma – was filmed later at the police station talking matter-of-factly about what he had done.

Police said he was suffering from mental problems and had been drinking.

The driver was in a critical condition in a Saraburi hospital. Doctors had had to perform life saving measures including CPR to save his life. He had suffered at least ten serious slash wounds, lost a large amount of blood and was on a respirator.

He was named as Surasak Deeprasert. His wife said on TV it was an unbelievably cruel attack on her husband.

Thai Visa / Thai News Agency

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