Phuket Finishes Songkran With Only One Death in the ‘Songkran Seven Days of Road Safety Campaign’

Phuket –

Phuket has announced a total of one death with 49 road accidents and 48 injuries in 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 Thursday (April 18th) details in seven days. There were in total 20 road accidents with 19 injuries in the Mueang Phuket district, 12 accidents with 12 injuries in the Thalang district, and 17 accidents with 17 injuries in thr Kathu district (Home of Patong).

One death was recorded for Mueang Phuket District. An intoxicated Russian rider was pronounced dead at the scene while his Russian passenger, his wife, sustained injuries after a motorbike crash in Karon on Wednesday morning (April 17th) which marked the first death of the Songkran Seven Days Road Safety Campaign.

Of the total of 48 injuries during the seven days, 28 of the victims were Thai, and twenty were other nationalities. Most injuries were to people aged from 20 -29. Forty-three accidents involved motorbikes. Twenty-six of the people injured were not wearing helmets. Eleven of the accidents involved drunk driving.

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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.