Holiday weekend road death toll: 67

PHOTO: Hat Yai Today

67 people were killed in road accidents during the long holiday weekend while another 388 people were injured, according to the Transport Ministry. Most of the fatalities were motorcycle riders.

Thursday and Friday were public holidays for Constitution Day and Father’s Day which commemorates King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s birthday. Many people were off work and travelled. The ministry estimates more than 14 million vehicles travelled in and out of Bangkok over the 4-day weekend.

The ministry says 401 road incidents were reported during the holiday weekend. The most common cause for accidents was speeding while the most fatalities were motorcycle riders. Out of the 128 road incidents involving motorcycles, 41 people died and 126 people were injured.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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Caitlin Ashworth

Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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