Early morning car crash wreaks electric post on Pattaya-Naklua Road

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Local residents reported that at 4:30 on the morning of February the 21st 2016 that a car had smashed into an electricity post on Pattaya-Naklua Road near Soi 29/1. The car was severely damaged and the concrete post was bent over at an alarming angle into the street with live electricity cables near the walkway. The unidentified driver who had sustained some injuries was transferred to the Banglamung hospital.

Mr. Parinya Saesamrong from the Provincial Electric Authority (PEA) was notified at 9 am that the car had been removed by the police, however he was able to get a copy of a photo of the car when it hit the post from a local resident, the car was copper coloured but the photo did not include the license plate and from the picture no other motorists were involved.

Unknown vehicle that crashed into an electric post in Naklua Soi 29/1.

Staff from the PEA worked throughout the day to keep the area safe, maintain power to local residents and by the evening they had completely renewed the concrete post, but at a cost of roughly 50,000-60,000 baht.

Photos courtesy of the Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA)

Questions are now being asked of the driver who at this point is still unidentified to ascertain if alcohol, drugs or simple fatigue was to blame for the crash.

Photos courtesy of the Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA)

Photos courtesy of the Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA)

Provincial Electric Authority workers managed to re-wire everything as well as replacing the post within the same day.

Photos courtesy of the Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA)