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Phuket suffers first death for Songkran holidays

PHUKET: The island has suffered its first fatality for the Songkran Seven Days of Danger road-safety campaign with the death of a Thai woman who sustained fatal head injuries in a fall from a motorcycle. She was not wearing a helmet.

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Sunday 16 April 2017, 06:22PM


Police inspect a car after a motorbike hit it from behind in Srisoonthorn, Thalang. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub
Police inspect a car after a motorbike hit it from behind in Srisoonthorn, Thalang. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

Bussaba Phanwiset, 37, suffered head injuries in a fall from a samlor (motorcycle fitted with a tray sidecar) near Wat Thepwanaram in Baan Manik, Cherng Talay, at about 3:40pm yesterday, Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) Phuket Chief Chaithawatch Siwabawon reported at a meeting at Phuket Provincial Hall at 9:30am this morning (April 16).

“She died from acute subdural hematoma at Thalang Hospital at 7:30am today,” he said.

Ms Bussaba was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, Mr Chaithawatch pointed out.

Ms Bussaba’s death brought the death and injury toll in Phuket for Day 5 of the campaign (midnight to midnight, April 15) to one dead and 15 injured (8 males and 7 females), according to DDPM statistics presented at the meeting.

There were 14 accidents in Phuket during the 24-hour period: Four in Muang District (covering Phuket Town, Kata-Karon, Wichit, Chalong, Rawai and Nai Harn); four in Kathu District (including Patong and Kamala); and six in Thalang District (covering the northern half of the island).

The Day 5 report brings the island’s total for the seven-day campaign, which began on April 11, to one dead and 52 injured in 49 accidents.

Most accidents were caused by risky driving and involved drunkenness, Mr Chaithawatch reported.

Police across Phuket reported issuing 1,795 fines for moving violations during the 24-hour period, as follows:

  • 948 fined for not wearing helmets
  • 485 fined for driving without a licence
  • 108 fined for not wearing seatbelts
  • 54 fined for using mobile phones while driving
  • 49 fined for ghost driving (driving opposite traffic flow)
  • 36 fined for ignoring traffic signals
  • 32 fined speeding
  • 30 fined for riding unsafe motorcycles
  • 20 fined for dangerous overtaking

Of note, 33 people were arrested for drunk driving.

Officials at checkpoints inspected 5,717 vehicles throughout the 24-hour period, with 33 vehicles seized.

 

 

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Jor12 | 21 April 2017 - 18:58:35

opinioated farange...like I keep trying to tell you...sometimes some get away.

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opinioated farange | 21 April 2017 - 14:20:30

Jor12. You must be Thai? Bad fishermen again last night at checkpoint. Police officer in road which was fairly quiet and in front of me 3 yes 3 Thai boys on a motorbike went through none of them was wearing a HELMET. 555 

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jogi | 18 April 2017 - 17:40:21

 sad but there is only one to blame for this accident, the driver without helmed. plus thai-law who is not inforced.  this vehikle's called samlor can't be licensed and are illegal on public road's, they should be confiscated and scraped. if it is handed back to the family of the decesed woman, whowever authorize this,  schould be charged with criminal offence. There is only one way's to save this to Thailand unike vehikle. get them manufactured professionally by bike manufacturer's like motorbike sidecars who meet all international roadsafety and other standards like safe passenger-seating, brake's, lights, load-restriction's. at present they mostly get weld together from rough iron in backyards by backyard mecanic's

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Jor12 | 18 April 2017 - 17:14:18

opinioated farange...didn't you read my post...sometimes one gets away. You can have 12 fishermen. 11 catch a fish, one doesn't.

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opinioated farange | 18 April 2017 - 13:16:23

Jor12. It's like fishing with dynamite if you have 6 policemen in the road and the person is obviously not wearing a HELMET 

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Jor12 | 17 April 2017 - 19:34:14

opinioated farange...it's a bit like fishing...sometimes one gets away.

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opinioated farange | 17 April 2017 - 13:01:36

I drove through the checkpoint before the Kamala Hill today on my motorbike. In front of me was a motorbike with 2 Thai people on it. The driver was wearing an helmet but the passenger was not. Did the police pull them over? Don't be silly they were THAIS. Enough said. 

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Sam hayman | 16 April 2017 - 20:38:24

How many of the 948 fined for not wearing helmets and 485 fined for driving without a license paid 100 BAHT and how many paid 500 BAHT?

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