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Benjapon Meesri escaped serious injury but the driver did not stop

Patong Police Seek Hit-Run Driver After Boy is Hurt

Thursday, April 19, 2012
PHUKET: Police are hunting a hit-run driver after a young boy was knocked over in Patong yesterday by a vehicle that did not stop.

The Boy, Benjapon Meesri, 14, of Thalang, was taken to Patong Hospital and treated for a back injury. He did not require admission.

Police from Kathu station in Patong remain keen to talk to the driver of the bronze Mazda with a Phang Nga plate that was allegedly involved in the incident but did not stop.

The incident in Patong yesterday followed the ''Seven Days of Danger'' road safety campaign that included the Songkran New year period from April 11-17.

Customarily there are a high number of people on the roads throughout Thailand, and a high number of deaths and injuries.

However, on Phuket there were just three road deaths in the period - down from seven deaths the previous year.

A Danish tourist, found dead in his room in Patong five days after the April 11 evacuation from Patong in which he struck his head when falling from a motorcycle, was not included in the tally.

The three deaths - including two in a motorcycle crash in the eastern Phuket district of Pa Klok that sparked an angry protest by local villagers - came early in the ''Seven Days.''

Officials concentrated this year on making people aware of the connection between crashes and alcohol consumption. They recorded 43 injuries that required hospital admission.


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