A thrill-seeking monk who took a friend’s souped-up sports car for a spin lost control and wrapped it around a tree.
Thapanat Chaiyasut, 31, was just one day from leaving a strict monkhood in central Thailand when he got behind the wheel of an Orange Nissan Silvia S15 on Tuesday.
But no sooner had he left the temple than he clipped a tree and spun out of control, trapping himself and one passenger in the wreckage.
Thapanat, who was found still wearing orange robes, suffered a broken arm and cuts to his leg while passenger Boonyarit Puengchareon, 19, was unconscious.
Both were taken to hospital in a stable condition.
Police captain Kornvit Meedee from the Samshook district station said the monk had been speed testing the modified car.
‘Police arrived at the scene with ambulance staff from the Samshook hospital and we found the car crashed with Phra Thapanat inside.
The driver was not arrested or charged with any offences, police said.
The monks friends drove the car to visit him and he borrowed the car to take it for a celebratory spin.
But it seems it was a little more car than he could handle.
‘It was too fast for the monk to handle. The car is like the same one from the Fast and Furious movies.’