13 die in 1,078 road accidents across Punjab


The Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue1122) responded to 1078 Road Traffic Crashes (RTCs) in all 37 districts of Punjab during last 24 hours. In these RTCs, 13 people died, whereas 1137 were injured.

Out of this, 665 people were seriously injured who were shifted to different hospitals. Whereas, 472 minor injured victims were treated at the incident site by Rescue Medical Teams thus reducing the burden of Hospitals.

The majority (68%) Motorbikes were involved, therefore effective enforcement of traffic laws and lane discipline are essential to reduce this increasing number of Road Traffic Crashes.

Further, the analysis showed that 455 drivers, 54 underage drivers, 134 pedestrians, and 561 passengers were among the victims of these road traffic crashes.

The statistics show that 270 RTCs were reported in Lahore which affected 261 persons placing the Provincial Capital at top of the list followed by 85 in Multan with 88 victims, and at third 83 RTCS in Faisalabad with 92 victims.

The details further reveal that 1150 victims were affected by road traffic crashes including 919 males & 231 females, while the age group of the victims shows that 194 were under 18 years of age, 628 were between 18 and 40 years and rest of the 328 victims were reported above 40 years of age.

According to the data 898 motorbikes, 120 auto-rickshaws, 104 motorcars, 33 vans, 08 passenger buses, 25 trucks and 132 other types of auto vehicles and slow-moving carts were involved in aforesaid road traffic accidents.

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