Driver Sompop Phupoonzup, 37, said he’d left the bus in neutral, but pulled the handbrake, before going shopping for snacks. He returned to see it had rolled down the hill, smashing into the pole.
Police redirect traffic whilst waiting for a crew to arrive to remove the downed pole.
He told police he believed the bus’s brake system was defective. Police took him into custody, however, as repairing the light pole will cost more than 100,00 baht.