Driver has lucky escape after electricity post falls on his car

A driver had a lucky escape after a concrete electricity post and overhead cables toppled over onto his car.

Phayak Suksri, 59, was going around a corner when a cement mixer in front of him clipped the pole. It then fell on his black Toyota in Pattaya, Thailand, on March 8 at 8pm local time.

Miraculously, the item plunged onto the bonnet - just inches away from crashing through the windscreen and injuring the driver.

Phayak thanked his lucky Buddhist amulets for saving his life. He said: ''The falling post came out of nowhere. It hit the car too quickly for me to avoid. There was a loud crash.

''I'm thankful that I survived. My amulets brought me protection.''