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Policeman falls asleep behind the wheel and crashes into roadside pole in Phang Nga

By The Thaiger

 

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SCREENSHOT: Newshawk Phuket

 

On October 12, a pick-up truck was involved in a horrific road incident on Ban Dok Daeng – Ban Bangsai, Takuapa, in Phang Nga. Luckily the driver, a local policeman, survived but was trapped inside the vehicle while emergency responders figured out how to get him out.

 

The vehicles was in such bad shape that the rescue team had to use the hydraulic jaws to pry open the car and rescue the trapped driver, Pol. Snr. Sgt. Chainarong Waratikul, from Talad Yai Police Station, in Takuapa.

 

The blue Isuzu pick-up truck, with Phang Nga plates, crashed into a high-voltage electric pole and almost completely destroyed the front and side of the car, especially on the driver’s side where the roof collapsed.

 

The rescue was difficult as the crushed roof was pressing the driver into the seat and the team had to use a machine to cut open the roof into pieces, which took about half an hour, before they managed to get him out and then rushed him to the Bangsai Hospital.

 

He told the team that he was driving alone from the police station and when he arrived at the scene of the crash, a sharp curve, he was feeling exhausted and probably fell asleep, losing control of the car resulting in the accident.

 

STORY: Newshawk Phuket

 

 

Source: https://thethaiger.com/news/phang-nga/policeman-falls-asleep-behind-the-wheel-and-crashes-into-roadside-pole-in-phang-nga

 

 

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21 minutes ago, webfact said:

, a sharp curve

bluddy  sharp  curves  eh

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I decided to watch the video ( bored) and can say this is totally FAKE  news.

The reason is apparent......all the electric  poles near my land are  like this one, its therefore completely  normal.....shame on you TV

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3 hours ago, GBW said:

Sorry for this guy, such a bad prang, lucky to be alive. Do they do mandatory alcohol and drug testing here?

Probably not on their own !

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1 minute ago, RichardColeman said:
3 hours ago, GBW said:

Sorry for this guy, such a bad prang, lucky to be alive. Do they do mandatory alcohol and drug testing here?

Probably not on their own !

Do you mean they need someone to do it for them, being so useless?

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3 hours ago, GBW said:

Sorry for this guy, such a bad prang, lucky to be alive. Do they do mandatory alcohol and drug testing here?

Not trying to be funny (well)................... but just wondering whether if it was a standard?

Around our way if you are caught drink driving it's a standard 2,000 Baht fine and get on your way.  If they catch you again the next night the fine goes up to 5,000 !

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

the scene of the crash, a sharp curve

Perhaps distracted driving (cell phone), perhaps DUI, perhaps speeding, perhaps brake failure, perhaps a loose nut behind the wheel!

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

feeling exhausted and probably fell asleep

Poor guy, he probably didn't have time to sleep during his duty!

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4 minutes ago, mushroomdave said:

The surprising thing to me is he admitted he "probably" fell asleep and didn't give one of the old "brakes failed / avoided an animal" excuses!!  Must be a rookie!!

Or blaming the wet road.

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7 hours ago, webfact said:

He told the team that he was driving alone from the police station and when he arrived at the scene of the crash, a sharp curve, he was feeling exhausted and probably fell asleep, losing control of the car resulting in the accident.

Lol

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