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Teenager falls asleep at wheel, smashes into lamp post

At 5am, on the morning of October 8, Pattaya police were informed of an accident after witnesses reported a pickup truck driver had lost control at a traffic island and smashed into a lamp post.

The accident happened at 2nd Road, Jomtien.

At the scene a brown Mitsubushi Pajero was badly damaged and the windows had blown out. A lamp post was broken in half and ten trees had been ripped from the ground.

The driver, eighteen-year-old Ortega Nicolas, a Thai-French national, was not injured.

He said that he was on his way home and started feeling ‘sleepy.’ But, as he was so close to home he decided to continue.

However, he then admitted he fell asleep at the wheel, went straight over the traffic island and hit the lamp post.

He has been charged with reckless driving and causing 300,000 baht damage to public property.

Report by Pattaya One News Team.

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