Phuket Records a Total of 39 Accidents in Five Days of the ‘Songkran Seven Days of Road Safety Campaign’

Phuket –

Phuket has announced a total of 39 road accidents, 39 injuries, and zero deaths in the first five days (April 11th – April 15th) of the seven days (April 11th, 2024 to April 17th, 2024) of the ‘Songkran Road Safety Campaign 2024′.

The Phuket Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) Office told the Phuket Express on Tuesday (April 16th) the details from the fifth day (April 15th) of the campaign.

There were a total of 9 road accidents resulting in 9 injuries. Two road accidents were in the Mueang District involving two injuries. One accident and one injury took place in the Thalang district. Six accidents with six injuries also took place in the Kathu district (Home of Patong).

Of the total of 39 injuries during the first 5 days, 23 of the victims were Thai, eleven were migrant workers, and five were foreigners. Most injuries were to people aged from 20 -29. Thirty-four accidents involved motorbikes. Twenty of the people injured were not wearing helmets. Nine of the accidents involved drunk driving.

The Phuket Express noted that the report yesterday for the first four days said ten involved drunk driving.

Goongnang Suksawat
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.