264 hurt in crashes in Patong in April

PATONG: A total of 264 were injured in traffic accidents in the Patong area in April, of which 67, or 25%, were foreigners. There were no fatalities. Patong Hospital reported that 238 of the victims, or 90%, were riding motorcycles. Only 48 were wearing helmets. It added that 77, or about one one-third, of the injured were under the influence of alcohol, and that the greatest concentration of accidents occurred between 6 pm and 9 pm. Of the 67 foreigners hurt, 46 managed to have accidents all by themselves, with no other vehicles involved. An additional five were pedestrians hit by passing motorcycles or cars.

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