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Phuket policeman escapes injury after slippery road slams pickup into tree

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PHUKET: A police officer on his way to work early yesterday morning lost control of his pickup truck on the bypass road and crashed into a tree.

Though the impact demolished the front end of his pickup, he narrowly missed a nearby light pole and escaped injury.

Police and Kusoldharm Foundation rescue workers responding to a 5:30am call found a pickup straddling the center divider in front of the Premium Outlet shopping complex. A fallen pine tree lay by its side.

Sgt Thongchai, at the scene when fellow officers arrived, explained, “I was driving from Tesco Lotus towards Thalang. The road was slippery and I lost control of my vehicle and crashed my truck into a tree. It did a lot of damage to my car.”

“Fortunately, I am safe,” he added.

— Thawit Bilabdullar

 

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