Man destroys Thapae Road pole with car, blames brake failure

Police are investigating an accident which saw a man destroy a pole with his vehicle on Thapae Road in Chang Moi yesterday (Aug. 9) at 9 p.m.

The black Chiang Mai registered vehicle was heading towards town when it struck the defenseless lighting pole at speed outside of the Chang Moi Krung Thai bank branch.

The driver, described as being between 25-30 years old and uninjured in the crash, unlike the pole, said he was driving along when his vehicle experienced “mechanical failure,” that is, his brakes failed.

Police are investigating laying charges but at the least, the driver will be asked to provide compensation for demolishing the unfortunate light pole that just happened to get in his way.