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A police officer from Chon Buri police is lucky to be alive after his vehicle crashed into a pole before catching fire in Pattaya early this morning. Pattaya City Police learned of the incident Sukhumvit Road near the Central Pattaya at 2:00am. Emergency responders and reporters rushed to the scene and found a vehicle ablaze after crashing into a pole in the middle of the highway.

Officer survives fiery crash in Chon Buri | News by Thaiger

The officer, who works for the Chon Buri Narcotics Suppression Division, was the driver and had suffered moderate head injuries. He was taken to a local hospital. A witness, who helped the officer from the burning vehicle, told The Pattaya News that the SUV was driving at high speed before crashing into the pole and catching fire.

Officer survives fiery crash in Chon Buri | News by Thaiger

Pattaya police are reviewing CCTV footage nearby to determine the exact circumstances surrounding the incident. The officer is recovering at a local hospital.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

 

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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