Driver escapes burning truck

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A motorist narrowly avoided death after his pickup truck burst into flames following a late-night crash.

Kittisak Karutngam, 22, suffered burns and broken bones after crashing his Isuzu pickup into a high-voltage power pole on Sukhumvit Road at kilometer marker 182 in Plutaluang Dec. 28.

Authorities arrived to find the truck flipped on its side and completely engulfed in flames.

The high-voltage line also had toppled, knocking out power to the area for several hours.

Witnesses reported that Kittisak was speeding when he lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the power pole.

22-year-old Kittisak Karutngam was lucky to escape with his life when his speeding vehicle crashed into an electric pole and burst into flames.22-year-old Kittisak Karutngam was lucky to escape with his life when his speeding vehicle crashed into an electric pole and burst into flames.