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The policeman was pulled from the vehicle in the Phuket City ditch

Phuket Policeman Injured as Car Crashes off Bypass Road Near Tesco

Monday, September 17, 2012
PHUKET: A policeman is in hospital after crashing his vehicle into a waterlogged ditch on Phuket's bypass road at the weekend.

Witnesses said they saw the silver Honda travelling fast on a downhill approach to the Tesco-Lotus intersection about 4.30am on Sunday.

The vehicle clipped a power pole and plunged into the water-filled ditch, witnesses told investigating police officers.

Kusoldharm Foundation paramedics helped remove Captian Jakkapong Leungaon, who is on the force at Kathu Police Station in Patong.

The airbags in the car had deployed, paramedics said. He was taken to Bangkok Hospital Phuket.

Police Captain Wittaya Sinjanrean is investigating the crash.

On June 10, a Patong-based policeman, Lieutenant Tanakiet Keawyai, was killed when he crashed a silver Honda off the road between Patong and Karon about 4.30am as he drove to visit a friend.

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