Nearly 7,000 deaths on Thai roads is only half the story

Truck driver killed in horror crash caught on dash-cam

More than 1,000 people are dying on the Thai roads every month.

Daily News reported that stats from yesterday when 29 were killed brought the grand total since January 1st to 6,831 dead.

However, the news media cautions that this figure is set to rise when all results are in from some precincts that wait until Tuesday to report the weekend death toll.

And these figures only represent the death toll from victims who die at the scene of accidents.

They do not count the people who die in hospital or as a result of their injuries so the real figure is much higher.

More – Truck driver killed in horror crash caught on dash-cam

Thaivisa notes that on average this reporting anomoly suggests that the actual death toll is around 70% more than the figures suggest.

Daily News keeps a daily check on the carnage in an ongoing campaign. They commented on the latest bus accident on Kata Hill in Phuket when a Chinese tour bus collided with a pick up and ended off the road.

Fortunately no tourists were seriously injured.

They also showed a short video of a Tuk-Tuk side swiping a car and a person being thrown to the tarmac.

It was not reported what happened to the victim in that accident.

So far an average of 38 people have been killed per day in June.

If the figure of 70% more deaths away from the scene of accidents is taken as a benchmark for the true likelihood of the number of fatalities then it would mean that around 25,000 – 26,000 people in total will die this year on the Thai roads.

Many people accept that the Thai roads are the most dangerous on earth. – Daily News


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