A bus driver in the Thai capital of Bangkok has been described as "a nutter" after he drove his decrepit vehicle "'wildly" and "without aforethought" through the streets of the city in a manner unbefitting of a responsible professional public servant, claims an Englishman who was on the bus.
Moys Kenwood, 47, originally from Hull in East Yorkshire, revealed how he grimaced and winced as the driver swung the number 108 bus in and out of traffic like a Formula 1 racing car, as it made its way towards Victory Monument last Friday evening.
Kenwood was repeatedly thrown from side-to-side as the bus weaved its way down Charan Sanitwong, and veered wildly as it crossed the Krung-Thon Bridge at breakneck speed, with the filthy, murky waters of the Chao Phaya River waiting below for the chance to claim a victim thrown from the vehicle.
A steady flow of 'chunterings' could be heard coming from the Englishman as he was tossed this-way-and-that, but these seemed only to heighten the enthusiasm of the driver, who then put his foot down further, to spur the vehicle to new limits of death-defyingness.
Eventually, the bus arrived at its destination, and other passengers could be heard commenting on the driver's recklessness as they alit from the vehicle. One old lady, who looked about 95, said to her similarly-aged friend:
"I think we've arrived a bit early tonight."