Phuket crash kills foreigner, the 35th street dying on island this yr

Phuket’s variety of street deaths reached 35 this 12 months after a bike crash killed a foreigner early this morning. The accident occurred on Karon Beach Road on Phuket’s west coast at about 2.28am, according to Ruamjai Rescue Foundation.
Rescuers and emergency medical service teams arrived on the scene to discover a rubbish truck parked on the aspect of the highway. The foreigner’s physique and a broken motorbike were mendacity close by, The Phuket News reported.
The sufferer is believed to have died instantly after rear-ending the garbage truck. It isn’t recognized whether the person was carrying a helmet whereas using, or in the event that they were fit 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) stated that thus far this year, 34 individuals (not including the sufferer in Karon) had died in highway accidents in Phuket. Meanwhile, 5,883 people have been hospitalised after highway accidents on the island. Today and yesterday there have been no deaths and 78 individuals injured in Phuket street accidents.
Last week, a tragic street demise occurred in Phuket after a truck crushed a motorbike rider‘s head. Tools happened on the street operating alongside Rawai Beach in the Rawai sub-district in Phuket’s primary metropolis district.
The ThaiRSC reported in January that as many as 939,713 highway accidents have been reported in Thailand final year, up four.7% from 2021. Road accidents killed 14,737 folks, and injured 924,799 final yr, ThaiRSC said. The committee reported that 536 deaths and 7,885 accidents were 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 folks head to their hometowns to mark the brand new 12 months..

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