3 dead, 899 injured in 835 road traffic crashes in Punjab

The Nation  |  Apr 16, 2021

The Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) responded to 835 Road Traffic Crashes (RTCs) in all 36 districts of Punjab during the last 24 hours. In these RTCs 03 people died, whereas 899 were injured.

Out of this, 529 people were seriously injured who were shifted to different hospitals. Whereas, 375 minor injured victims were treated at the incident site by Rescue Medical Teams thus reducing the burden of Hospitals.

The majority (73%) 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 367 drivers, 27 underage drivers, 136 pedestrians, and 404 passengers were among the victims of these road traffic crashes. The statistics show that 213 RTCs were reported in Lahore which affected 229 persons placing the Provincial Capital at top of the list followed by 65 in Faisalabad with 72 victims and at third Multan with 62 RTCs and 37 victims.

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The details further reveal that 899 victims were affected by road traffic crashes including 768 males & 139 females, while the age group of the victims shows that 173 were under 18 years of age, 440 were between 18 and 40 years and rest of the 232 victims were reported above 40 years of age.

According to the data 706 motorbikes, 107 auto-rickshaws, 86 motorcars, 32 vans, 06 passenger buses, 23 trucks and 115 other types of 

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