Phuket announces seven injuries on fourth day of ‘New Year Seven Days of Danger’ road accident campaign


Phuket –

Phuket has announced a total of seven injuries and seven road accidents on just the fourth day of the seven days (December 29th, 2022 to January 4th, 2023) of the ‘New Year’s Seven Days of Danger’ road accidents campaign 2023.

The Phuket Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) Office told the Phuket Express today (January 2nd) details on the fourth day (January 1st), of the ‘New Year’s Seven Days of Danger’ road accidents campaign.

Six road accidents were in Mueang District and another accident was in the Kathu district with seven injuries (5 males and 2 females).

Accidents were mostly caused by drunk driving (50 percent). 42.86 percent of road accidents occurred on national highways. Most accidents occurred between midnight and 3:00 A.M. All accidents were on motorbikes and most other traffic charges were for not wearing helmets.

In a total of all four days in Phuket (December 29th-January 1st) of the Seven Days of Danger, there has been a total of eighteen road accidents, 18 injuries (10 male, 8 female ), and one death (male).

Phuket officials reported one casualty on the third day of the New Year’s Seven Days of Danger road accidents campaign.

A rider died after they crashed their motorbike into a trailer truck in Thalang which makes the first death from a road accident in the New Year’s Seven Days of Danger.


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Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.