PATONG: The Government Hospital in Patong has issued the latest dismal traffic accident figures, this time for May. During the month one person died and 190 people were hurt in traffic accidents. Of these, 29 were foreigners. Seven of the injured were pedestrians and five were in cars. The rest – 179 — were on motorcycles. Of the motorcycle victims, a paltry two out of 10 were wearing helmets. Nearly 30% of those injured were under the influence of alcohol. The most dangerous to drive in May was Rat-U-Thit Rd, where 45 of those hospitalized had their accidents. Phra Baramee road was second, scoring 33 injured, while Taweewongse Rd and Sirirat Rd lagged behind with 15 points apiece.
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