PHUKET: Phuket Health Office has reported that 5,421 people were involved in road accidents in the first six months of 1999. Of these, 4,835 – 92% – were on motorcycles. In the same period, 102 people died in road accidents. Again, bikes accounted for nearly all the statistics – 94 of the dead were on motorcycles. In June 765 people were involved in accidents, 32 of them in cars and 717 on motorcycles. Of those involved in motorcycle accidents, 11 died. The figures are made up of casualty totals from Phuket’s three government hospitals – Wachira, Thalang and Patong.
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