15 dead and 863 injured in 808 road traffic crashes in Punjab

By: News Desk      Published: 10:30 PM, 22 Jan, 2021
15 dead and 863 injured in 808 road traffic crashes in Punjab
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The Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) responded to 808 Road Traffic Crashes (RTCs) in all 36 districts of Punjab during the last 24 hours.

In these RTCs, 15 people died, whereas 863 were injured. Out of this, 496 people were seriously injured who were shifted to different hospitals. Whereas, 367 minor injured victims were treated at the incident site by Rescue Medical Teams thus reducing the burden of Hospitals.

The majority (63%) involved Motorbikes, therefore effective enforcement of traffic laws and lane discipline are essential to reduce this an increasing the number of Road Traffic Crashes.

Further, the analysis showed that 364 drivers, 25 underage drivers, 139 pedestrians, and 375 passengers were among the victims of these road traffic crashes. The statistics show that 201 RTCs were reported in Lahore which affected 205 persons placing the Provincial Capital at top of the list followed by 71 in Faisalabad with 78 victims and at third Multan with 62 RTCs and 65 victims.

The details further reveal that 878 victims were affected by road traffic crashes including 734 males & 144 females, while the age group of the victims shows that 182 were under 18 years of age, 439 were between 18 and 40 years and rest of the 257 victims were reported above 40 years of age.

According to the data 656 motorbikes, 127 auto-rickshaws, 76 motorcars, 44 vans, 09 passenger buses, 21 trucks and 109 other types of auto vehicles and slow-moving carts were involved in aforesaid road traffic accidents.