Bangkok bus hits power poles

Bangkok bus hits power poles

This Bangkok No.77 bus no. 77 hit two power poles on Ratchaprarop Road in Din Daeng district early on Monday morning. (JS100 photo)
This Bangkok No.77 bus no. 77 hit two power poles on Ratchaprarop Road in Din Daeng district early on Monday morning. (JS100 photo)

A Bangkok bus smashed into two power poles in Ratchathewi district early on Monday morning, knocking them down and slightly injuring the bus attendant.

The No.77 air-conditioned bus hit the poles, 8.5 metres and 12 metres tall, near Soi Ratchaprarop 22 on Ratchaprarop Road in front of Century Park Hotel, close to Din Daeng intersection, about 4.45am.

One of the poles held a transformer. They fell on the footpath. Woman attendant Rungnapa Paomanee, 40, received a slight injury to her arm and was taken to a local hospital.

Driver Natawut Netnak, 23, said it was raining heavily and he swerved to avoid a motorcyclist. The bus slid on the slippery road and hit the poles. The single passenger was unhurt.

Police estimated the damage at 500,000 baht.



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