Phuket crash kills foreigner, the thirty fifth road death on island this yr

Phuket’s number of street deaths reached 35 this 12 months after a bike crash killed a foreigner early this morning. The accident occurred on Karon Beach Road on Phuket’s west coast at about 2.28am, in accordance with Ruamjai Rescue Foundation.
Rescuers and emergency medical service teams arrived on the scene to find a rubbish truck parked on the side of the highway. The foreigner’s physique and a broken motorcycle had been mendacity nearby, The Phuket News reported.
The victim is believed to have died immediately after rear-ending the garbage truck. It just isn’t identified whether or not the individual was wearing a helmet while using, or if they had been match to drive.
The basis didn’t reveal anything concerning the victim’s identity, sharing neither their nationality, age, or gender.
The Thailand Road Safety Committee (ThaiRSC) said that thus far this yr, 34 people (not including the victim in Karon) had died in street accidents in Phuket. Meanwhile, 5,883 individuals have been hospitalised after road accidents on the island. Today and yesterday there were no deaths and seventy eight people injured in Phuket highway accidents.
Last week, a tragic highway demise occurred in Phuket after a truck crushed a motorbike rider‘s head. The incident happened on the highway operating alongside Rawai Beach in the Rawai sub-district in Phuket’s main metropolis district.
Soaring reported in January that as many as 939,713 street accidents were reported in Thailand last 12 months, up four.7% from 2021. Road accidents killed 14,737 individuals, and injured 924,799 last year, ThaiRSC stated. The committee reported that 536 deaths and seven,885 injuries were among foreigners.
Meanwhile, the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department’s Road Safety Centre reported 2,440 road accidents during the annual “7 harmful days” (December 29 to January 4) when individuals head to their hometowns to mark the new yr..

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