Accidents during holidays

Songkran used to be a traditional holiday, people pouring water gently on the elders to pay their respects. Now it is also known as the “seven dangerous days”, with about 200 people dying on the roads each year (and that’s only counting the people dying at the scene of an accident, not later at the hospital). Drunk driving is of course to blame, as well as heavy traffic.

Songkran 2017

17 Apr 2017 – 300 killed in 3,000 Songkran accidents
17 Apr 2017 – Vehicles seized from Songkran drink drivers soared
15 Apr 2017 – Girl riding in pickup bed killed
15 Apr 2017 – Songkran death toll reaches 226
15 Apr 2017 – Boy killed, 6 hurt in train-pickup crash
15 Apr 2017 – Safer Songkran sparks new idea from Prayut
14 Apr 2017 – Death toll drops at start of Songkran but injuries rise
13 Apr 2017 – Songkran death toll jumps to 82
12 Apr 2017 – Two dead, third critical in Ayutthaya truck-car crash
12 Apr 2017 – 33 road deaths on first of ‘seven dangerous days’
12 Apr 2017 – Family flee as gas-fuelled car bursts into flame

New Year 2016-2017

04 Jan 2017 – Day 6:Death toll rises to 426
04 Jan 2017 – More than 4,200 vehicles seized from drunks
04 Jan 2017 – Back to work after record highway death toll
03 Jan 2017 – Four killed in Chachoengsao car crash
03 Jan 2017 – Police point to two theories of fatal Chon Buri crash
03 Jan 2017 – Day 5:
03 Jan 2017 – Horror highway crash, blast kills 25
02 Jan 2017 – 25 killed as van crashes into pickup truck
02 Jan 2017 – Day 4: Traffic fatalities reach 280
01 Jan 2017 – Police pounce on drunks, nab vehicles
01 Jan 2017 – Police seize 2,000 driving licences
31 Dec 2016 – Day 2: New Year death toll jumps to 113
31 Dec 2016 – Four killed, 21 hurt in two road accidents
29 Dec 2016 – Road accidents biggest burden on emergency services

New Year 2015-2016

06 Jan 2016 – Despite 4,700 impounds, New Year’s road-death toll soars
05 Jan 2016 – 4,672 vehicles impounded from drink-drivers
02 Jan 2016 – 253 traffic deaths in four ‘dangerous days’
28 Dec 2015 – Three killed in Korat roadcrash
27 Dec 2015 – More vehicles seized from drunk drivers
27 Dec 2015 – Questions raised about presence of alcohol in pickup-saleng collision
27 Dec 2015 – Bus crash injures 27 in Phitsanulok
26 Dec 2015 – One dead in Khon Kaen trailer crash
25 Dec 2015 – 30 arrested, 28 cars seized as police shut down street race

Songkran 2015

16 Apr 2015 – Extra trains, buses put on for Songkran journeys home
16 Apr 2015 – Car hits Chinese tourists, killing 2, injuring 1
16 Apr 2015 – No Phuket deaths recorded for Songkran Seven Days of Dangers campaign
15 Apr 2015 – 2,000 public vehicles caught speeding
15 Apr 2015 – Songkran road toll passes 300
15 Apr 2015 – 4 killed, 13 hurt in Songkran truck crash
14 Apr 2015 – 60 dead, 724 hurt in 5th day of Songkran road havoc
14 Apr 2015 – Drunk drivers targeted as Phuket police relax enforcement on Songkran bans
13 Apr 2015 – 70 die Sunday, but Songkran carnage down on year
12 Apr 2015 – Four killed in pickup-tourist bus crash
12 Apr 2015 – Three-day Songkran road toll 121
10 Apr 2015 – Songkran revellers stream out of city
10 Apr 2015 – Songkran week of carnage begins, 25 killed on roads
09 Apr 2015 – Five killed in bus-car crash in Roi Et

New Year 2015

06 Jan 2015 – Phuket closes Seven Days of Danger with 2 dead, 45 injured
05 Jan 2015 – New Year’s death toll passes 300
04 Jan 2015 – NY road toll hits 260 killed
03 Jan 2015 – Road Accident claims two lives in South Pattaya
03 Jan 2015 – Drunk Driver injures “famous” Cambodian Singer in Central Pattaya
03 Jan 2015 – 3 men badly hurt in pickup-bus crash
03 Jan 2015 – 3 dead in Mercedes-pickup truck crash
03 Jan 2015 – Two killed in rail crossing collision
02 Jan 2015 – NY road toll: 190 killed, 1,782 injured
02 Jan 2015 – Flat tire leads to burned-out car in Sattahip
02 Jan 2015 – After Phuket New Year celebrations, man dodges Seven Days fatality list
02 Jan 2015 – Woman dies from injuries after Russian tour bus crash
01 Jan 2015 – Teacher dies in Kanchanaburi crash
01 Jan 2015 – NY road toll: 128 killed, 1,158 injured
01 Jan 2015 – Day 1: 58 die on holiday roads
31 Dec 2014 – Phuket suffers first fatality in New Year ‘Seven Days of Danger’
30 Dec 2014 – Three Teenagers die in North Pattaya Road Crash
30 Dec 2014 – Woman killed in East Pattaya Road Crash
30 Dec 2014 – Russian tourists injured as Phuket tour bus flips, crashes
30 Dec 2014 – Phuket pick-up truck smash near Mission Hospital
29 Dec 2014 – Pickup truck crash at gas station leaves one dead, one injured
29 Dec 2014 – Border Police Officer involved in road crash in Central Pattaya

Songkran 2014

19 Apr 2014 – 322 killed over ‘7 dangerous days’
18 Apr 2014 – Songkran toll: 322 killed, 3,225 injured Road toll down on 2013, injuries, accidents up
18 Apr 2014 – Bus crashes kill 7, injure scores
17 Apr 2014 – 1 killed, 4 hurt on Tiam Ruammit Rd
17 Apr 2014 – Double-decker bus overturns, 3 killed
17 Apr 2014 – Four killed, 50 injured in bus accident
17 Apr 2014 – Songkran toll: 277 killed, 2,926 injured Korat the most fatalities, Chiang Mai the most accidents
17 Apr 2014 – Holiday travellers head home
16 Apr 2014 – Songkran toll: 248 killed, 2,643 injured
15 Apr 2014 – 38 hurt in Saraburi bus accident
15 Apr 2014 – Songkran toll: 204 killed, 2,142 injured
15 Apr 2014 – Songkran death toll ‘worrying’
14 Apr 2014 – Songkran toll: 161 killed, 1,640 injured Motorcycles involved in 76% of accidents
14 Apr 2014 – 23 hurt in tour bus mishap as festival starts 63 killed on roads on 2nd ‘dangerous day’
13 Apr 2014 – 23 injured in Trang bus accident
13 Apr 2014 – Songkran toll: 102 killed, 893 injured
13 Apr 2014 – 18 injured in Phitsanulok bus accident
12 Apr 2014 – One dies in Korat bus accident
11 Apr 2014 – Nine killed in fiery ‘danger day’ smash
11 Apr 2014 – Road deaths usher in Songkran holiday

New Year 2014

03 Jan 2014 – Phuket crane topples, downs power cables on bypass road
03 Jan 2014 – 1 Briton killed, 2 injured in late-night Sattahip road wreck
03 Jan 2014 – 5 dead in Seven Days of Danger; Phuket officials declare success
03 Jan 2014 – New Year road death toll 366
02 Jan 2014 – New Year casualties rise to 334 deaths, 3,041 injuries
02 Jan 2014 – Phuket ponders bus ban for lethal Patong Hill
02 Jan 2014 – Phuket maintains zero road deaths in 2014
02 Jan 2014 – New Year road toll now 334
01 Jan 2014 – New Year road toll rises to 266
01 Jan 2014 – Extra buses, trains for return trips
31 Dec 2013 – Teen sixth road death in Phuket ‘Days of Danger’ campaign
31 Dec 2013 – Key city roads closed today
30 Dec 2013 – Runaway Phuket tour bus leaves two dead, 26 injured [Video]
30 Dec 2013 – NY road toll: 161 now dead
30 Dec 2013 – Holiday road deaths hit 86
30 Dec 2013 – Road accidents kill 86 in first 2 days of holidays
30 Dec 2013 – Road deaths, injuries higher in first three ‘dangerous days’ than a year ago
29 Dec 2013 – Bus accident injures 18 passengers
29 Dec 2013 – NY road toll: 86 dead, 885 injured
29 Dec 2013 – Revellers head for the provinces as holiday death toll hits 39
28 Dec 2013 – Phuket bus drivers caught under the influence
28 Dec 2013 – First of 7 dangerous New Year holidays see 39 killed, 399 injured in road accidents
28 Dec 2013 – Day One road toll: 39 killed, 399 injured
28 Dec 2013 – 3 dead in Lamphun accidents
27 Dec 2013 – At least 32 killed when bus falls from bridge into 50-metre ravine in Phetchabun
27 Dec 2013 – Drunk, wrong-way motorcyclist killed in Pong
27 Dec 2013 – 29 killed in bus tragedy in Phetchabun

New Year 2013

02 Jan 2013 – Holiday road death toll tops 200
01 Jan 2013 – Baht Bus collides with motorbike in Central Pataya killing it’s driver
01 Jan 2013 – Road accidents kill 254 during New Year holidays
01 Jan 2013 – Former NBT broadcaster Phuket’s first road death for the new year
31 Dec 2012 – Phuket’s deadly ‘Seven Days of Danger’ claims two more lives
31 Dec 2012 – Phuket’s deadly ‘Seven Days of Danger’ claims two more lives
30 Dec 2012 – 3 Months Pregnant Motorcyclist killed in late-night Pattaya road crash
30 Dec 2012 – Road death toll rises to 148
30 Dec 2012 – Two dead in Phuket motorbike crash
29 Dec 2012 – Kiwi flees from fatal road crash in Central Pattaya
29 Dec 2012 – 38 die on second ‘dangerous day’
29 Dec 2012 – New Year road death toll rises to 71
29 Dec 2012 – Unconscious Drunk Driver causes traffic chaos in Central Pattaya
28 Dec 2012 – Phuket tour bus driver charged for 18-vehicle pileup
28 Dec 2012 – Two dead in Phuket on first day of new year road-safety blitz
28 Dec 2012 – Teen motorcyclist injured after hitting construction site hazard
28 Dec 2012 – 25% of Si Sa Ket drivers drunk
28 Dec 2012 – Seven danger spots on highways
28 Dec 2012 – Road accidents kill 33 on Dec 27
28 Dec 2012 – First of ‘seven dangerous New Year holidays’ sees 33 killed, 322 injured
27 Dec 2012 – Four injured after lorry jumps lanes, smashes Phuket sedan and hits motorbike
27 Dec 2012 – Policeman dies in hit-and-run
26 Dec 2012 – Five killed in three highway crashes
26 Dec 2012 – Taxi stolen in brutal attack found
26 Dec 2012 – Seven-vehicle collision, 3 dead, 3 hurt
25 Dec 2012 – Hunt for taxi driver attacker
25 Dec 2012 – Van crashes into ditch, 3 dead
25 Dec 2012 – Oil truck crashes in Tak

Songkran 2013

19 Apr 2013 – Crack down on bad drivers all year
19 Apr 2013 – Sleepy driver smashes into Sukhumvit police box
19 Apr 2013 – Fatalities rise as crashes get worse
18 Apr 2013 – Songkran road death toll 321
18 Apr 2013 – Motorcyclists main victims of Songkran accidents
18 Apr 2013 – Phuket’s ‘zero’ road deaths record marred on last day
17 Apr 2013 – Songkran road toll reaches 285
17 Apr 2013 – Six injured in 17-vehicle accident (pix)
17 Apr 2013 – Waitress seriously injured as two motorbikes collide in Central Pattaya
16 Apr 2013 – Songkran road toll continues to rise
15 Apr 2013 – Songkran road toll rises to 218
15 Apr 2013 – 218 killed so far in road accidents in four ‘dangerous’ Songkran holidays
14 Apr 2013 – 30 drink-driving suspects caught at North Pattaya Songkran Police Checkpoint
14 Apr 2013 – Songkran road toll rises to 173
14 Apr 2013 – Charupong cracks whip over road toll
14 Apr 2013 – Songkran road death toll 173
13 Apr 2013 – Songkran road casualties rise to 101 deaths, 838 injuries
13 Apr 2013 – Songkran road toll rises to 101
12 Apr 2013 – 39 killed on roads on ‘first of seven dangerous Songkran days’
12 Apr 2013 – ‘Seven dangerous days’ begin with 39 deaths
12 Apr 2013 – Songkran first day road toll 39
11 Apr 2013 – Increase urged in bus accident payout
10 Apr 2013 – Cameraman dies in highway accident
10 Apr 2013 – Another bus overturns, 3 dead
10 Apr 2013 – Army bases open to Songkran travellers
10 Apr 2013 – TV newsman dies covering Songkran
10 Apr 2013 – Tourists warned to wear crash helmets
08 Apr 2013 – Five killed, 49 injured when bus falls into ravine in Phitsanulok
08 Apr 2013 – 5 die, 53 hurt in bus cliff plunge
07 Apr 2013 – Sleepy Pattaya Minivan driver drives into parked Police Car in Sattahip
03 Apr 2013 – 2 dead 5 injured in Highway 7 Road Crash in East Pattaya
01 Apr 2013 – Songkran exodus will again bring misery