New Year road death toll reaches 209, sees 1,931 injuries

BANGKOK, Dec 31 – A total of 1,818 road accidents have claimed 209 lives and resulted in 1,931 injuries over the first four of the seven dangerous days of the New Year holiday, according to Thailand’s Road Safety Centre.

Chanvech Boonpraderm, advisor to the Office of the Vocational Education Commission, told a press briefing that on Monday alone, 48 people were killed, six less than the previous year; and 541 others were injured in 496 road accidents, explaining that most accidents resulted from drunk driving, followed by excessive speeding.

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