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Man faces charges after car accident leaves girl, 15, injured

Man faces charges after car accident leaves girl, 15, injured

PHUKET: A man is facing reckless driving charges for an acident that saw his car slam into a street light* and leaving a 15-year-old girl unconscious and rushed to hospital in Cherng Talay on Thursday night (Jan 10).

Saturday 12 January 2019, 11:35AM


Lt Suporn Muangkai of the Thalang Police was notified the accident at 9:30pm.

Police and rescue workers arrived at the scene, near Wat Thepkrasattri in Moo 4, Tambon Thepkrasattri, Thalang, to find a white Mitsubishi Attrage registered in Ubon Ratchathani still jammed against the street light* and the girl unconscious in the vehicle.

Rescue workers with the assistance of local residents recovered to the girl, Waew Phawong, from the car and sped her Thalang Hospital.

The driver of the car, named by police so far as “Mr Krittipong”, 27, from Ubon Ratchathani, told police that he was driving to Cherng Talay to pick up his girlfriend when the accident happened.

Another male, not yet named by police, was also in the car at the time. He suffered no serious injuries in the accident.

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Mr Krittipong simply said that he lost control of the vehicle and slammed into the street light*, Lt Suporn noted.

Mr Krittipong has already been charged for causing damage to government property for the damage done to the power pole, Lt Suporn confrimed.

“For that the cost is about B70,000 approximately,” Lt Suporn said.

Other charges may be pending depending on further developments, he added.


Correction: Not a power pole, as initially reported.

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Jor12 | 13 January 2019 - 09:18:41

Since when has it become illegal to have a 15 year girlfriend? If the article says he was driving to pick up his girlfriend, how do you know the age of the girlfriend.

Discover Thainess | 12 January 2019 - 18:01:23

I wonder if there will be any charges for a 27yr old having a 15 yr old girlfriend ....

Fascinated | 12 January 2019 - 11:55:16

b70, 000 for killing a power pole whilst a bus driver got B5k for killing six people  up north the other day. Says it all really. [Thank you - the Thai description given to us said only "sao fai" - will correct now -- Ed]

Anyway, from the picture it looks like a streetlight, not a power pole.

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