Bad karma: Buddist monk wrecks sports car

Thapanat Chaiyasut crashed his friend's car after taking off too quickly.
Thapanat Chaiyasut crashed his friend's car after taking off too quickly.

A Thai Buddhist monk wrapped a sports car around a tree just outside the temple he was leaving after taking the car for a joy ride.

Thapanat Chaiyasut, 31, was trapped in the wrecked car after he clipped a tree and spun out of  control.

"It was too fast for the monk to handle. The car is like the same one from the Fast and Furious movies," police told local media.

Police said Thapanat had been visited by his friend, and asked to take his modified Nissan Silvia S15 for a spin. He took off too quickly and couldn't control the car.

Thapanat broke his arm in the accident, and passenger Boonyarit Puengchareon was left unconscious.

Thapanat was one day off leaving the monkhood when he crashed the car.

Thai media reports it's not known whether there were any amulets in the car at the time of the crash.

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