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Expat struck down by power cables felled by cement truck

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Expat struck down by power cables felled by cement truck

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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The motorbike the foreigner was riding was struck down by the felled power cables. Photo: Chalong Municipality

 

PHUKET:-- A Phuket expat escaped deadly injury today as he was struck by power cables that were pulled down by a cement truck in Chalong earlier today (Feb 8).

 

The 10-wheeled truck pulled down four power poles, Soi Anusorn, off Patak Rd, in Moo 10, Chalong, just before 12:25pm.

 

Telephone and internet cables were also pulled down in the accident, as were street signs and local council signs. A white Chevrolet sedan was also damaged in the incident.

 

Full Story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/expat-struck-down-by-power-cables-felled-by-cement-truck-70329.php#hHyqD8kLvQ8vTSbu.97

 

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So that explains the reasoning behind the worst traffic jams I have ever experienced in Phuket today. One road closed and traffic tailing back for miles on both Chaofa East and West.

 

1 hour 45 minutes from Central to Karon this afternoon!

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Lucky the poor guy wasn't fried/electrocuted as there looks to be some pretty hefty insulators in amongst that lot = high voltage!

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So did he escape without serious injuries?  Hard to tell from the picture, 

 

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this Topic spookingly made me feel hungry? 

Image result for potato chopper 

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With no pole load testing few stay wires no records of the myriad of spaghetti hanging off them no maintenance hit one and a shed load can fall over 🤔

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Heavy trucks have no business being on those back streets using that shortcut. 

Thailand really tests my patience today due to this.

Going to pick up kids from school and returning took over 3 hours. 

Can't wait for this tunnel to finish. 

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At least that one stopped. Common to see them snag wires and just do a runner (well- a driver).

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I also thought that Chao Fah West had the worst traffic I'd ever seen. Now I know why. From the temple to the circle was a parking lot.

No problem on the motorbike, though.

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What? Nothing wrong with the brakes?  Then it must have been the expat who pulled down those poles with his motorbike.

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16 minutes ago, RotBenz8888 said:

What? Nothing wrong with the brakes?  Then it must have been the expat who pulled down those poles with his motorbike.

The trouble with the brakes was that he didn't apply them before driving into low hanging wires.

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12 hours ago, balo said:

So did he escape without serious injuries?  Hard to tell from the picture, 

 

Thankfully, yes he did................

Local residents quickly assisted the foreign man to safety, He has suffered slight injuries to his shoulders, knees and limbs.

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Yes, yes, yes; what is the lucky number derived from this? I'm counting 23 wires.

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