Electric authority staffer seriously injured after he crashes his pickup truck into a Chonburi power pole

PHOTO: Trai Kunnatam Rescue Team

Chonburi –

An electric authority staffer has sustained serious injuries after he crashed his pickup truck into a power pole in Mueang Chonburi Wednesday night (October 20th) during curfew time.

The Samet Police was notified of the accident at 11:30 P.M. in the Samet sub-district.

Emergency responders arrived at the scene to find the damaged pickup truck had collided with a power pole.

The driver, Mr. Worawit Taemeeyapan, 41, an electric authority staffer who was unconscious, was stuck inside the cab. Rescue workers used a hydraulic cutter to free him and he was rushed to a local hospital.

At this stage, police believe that the driver might have fallen asleep at the wheel. However, police are checking CCTV footage nearby to find the exact cause of the accident.

PHOTO: Trai Kunnatam Rescue Team

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Goong 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 closing in on two years. Specializes primarily in local news for Pattaya and Phuket, 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 except when commuting between the two.