Phuket crash kills foreigner, the thirty fifth highway dying on island this yr

Phuket’s variety of street deaths reached 35 this 12 months after a motorbike crash killed a foreigner early this morning. The accident occurred on Karon Beach Road on Phuket’s west coast at about 2.28am, in accordance with Ruamjai Rescue Foundation.
Rescuers and emergency medical service teams arrived on the scene to find a rubbish truck parked on the facet of the road. Accessible ’s body and a broken motorbike were mendacity close by, The Phuket News reported.
The sufferer is believed to have died immediately after rear-ending the garbage truck. It just isn’t identified whether the person was wearing a helmet while riding, or in the occasion that they were match to drive.
The basis didn’t reveal anything about the victim’s identification, sharing neither their nationality, age, or gender.
The Thailand Road Safety Committee (ThaiRSC) said that so far this yr, 34 folks (not including the sufferer in Karon) had died in road accidents in Phuket. Meanwhile, 5,883 individuals have been hospitalised after highway accidents on the island. Today and yesterday there have been no deaths and seventy eight individuals injured in Phuket street accidents.
Last week, a tragic street dying occurred in Phuket after a truck crushed a bike rider‘s head. The incident occurred on the highway running alongside Rawai Beach within the Rawai sub-district in Phuket’s major city district.
The ThaiRSC reported in January that as many as 939,713 highway accidents had been reported in Thailand final year, up 4.7% from 2021. Road accidents killed 14,737 folks, and injured 924,799 final 12 months, ThaiRSC stated. The committee reported that 536 deaths and 7,885 injuries have been among foreigners.
Meanwhile, the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department’s Road Safety Centre reported 2,440 street accidents in the course of the annual “7 dangerous days” (December 29 to January 4) when people head to their hometowns to mark the new 12 months..

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