Pickup truck driver crashing into Si Racha power poles causes almost a million baht in damages

Si Racha –

A pickup driver has sustained nose injuries after he drove his pickup truck into high voltage power poles in Si Racha, knocking them over and shutting off electricity for nearby residents. Electric authority officials estimated the total damage cost at about 900,000 baht.

The Borwin Police was notified of the accident at 7:30 A.M. in Borwin on Monday, May 3rd.

They and The Pattaya News arrived at the scene to find the damaged pickup truck in the grass. The driver, Mr. Suphon Sangsit, 45, had sustained a nose injury after hitting the dash during the accident. He was taken to a local hospital in stable and cognizant condition.

Suphon told police while getting medical treatment, “I am a security guard who works overnight and was on my way home from a particularly long shift. I fell asleep at the wheel before my pickup truck crashed into the high voltage power pole.”

The electricity authority cut off the electricity in the area while they were repairing the power pole. They have estimated the damage cost of the power pole at more than 900,000 baht. It is not yet clear, according to police, if Mr. Suphon, whose modest income as a security guard likely would not be sufficient, would be required to pay for the damaged electrical poles.

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Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.