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Phuket driver injured after crashing minivan, knocking down six power poles

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A Phuket driver has been injured in a collision in which he knocked down 6 power poles after losing control of his minivan while navigating a curve. The Phuket Express reports that the incident happened in the early hours of yesterday morning, April 23. It’s understood the minivan was travelling on the two-lane Koh Kaew-Ban Sam Kong Road in the Mueang district.

According to the report, Mueang Police were notified of the accident at 2.30am yesterday and arrived at the scene to find 6 power poles felled, alongside a badly damaged minivan. The driver was still stuck inside, with rescue workers having to wait for the power to be cut before they were able to free him.

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The driver was rushed to a local hospital, but his injuries, which include a deep wound to his head, are reported to be non-life-threatening.

According to police, the driver told them he was driving from Phuket Town when he lost control of the minivan while negotiating a curve in the road. He says the vehicle struck a power pole, which then struck another and caused all the others to fall.

Police have launched an investigation into the accident.

SOURCE: The Phuket Express | The Phuket News

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