Smash sends Kiwis' car under 10-wheel truck

Last updated 23:51 25/02/2013

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Two New Zealanders in Thailand have escaped injury after their limousine was sent careening under a 10-wheel truck.

Paul Swendsen and his travel companion told the PhuketWan Tourism News that they were travelling to Phuket International Airport along a main road when a concrete truck collided with the limousine he and his travel partner were in.

''The concrete truck didn't see us, or something,'' he told the news website.

''The truck tapped the back corner of the car and sent us spinning.''

The crash, at about 12.30pm Thailand time, sent the car sliding off the road into a 10-wheel truck, parked outside a nearby post office.

While one passenger had a minor cut, a Phuket city police officer said the tourists were largely unscathed despite the car getting badly damaged.

The Phuket Gazette reported that the 27-year-old driver of the concrete truck, Wijit Pattani, was charged with reckless driving causing damage to a person and property.

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