Road accidents kill 13 in one month

PHUKET: Between June 20 and July 20, 13 people died in accidents on Phuket’s roads, according to the latest statistics from the Wachira, Thalang and Patong government hospitals.

Of the 13 dead, 12 had been riding motorcycles, while one was in a car, Ampaipan Pawawattananusorn of the Phuket Provincial Health Office reported.

In the same period, 963 people were hurt in crashes involving motorbikes. Another 49 were injured in cars and 31 were injured while on bicycles or on foot.

Official figures for the year to July 20 show 104 deaths of people on motorcycles and 11 of people in cars, with 7,436 people injured, of whom 6,586 were on motorbikes.

Phuket News

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