19 dead, 1125 injured in traffic crashes across Punjab

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The Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) responded to 1091 Road Traffic Crashes (RTCs) in all 36 districts of Punjab during the last 24 hours.

In these RTCs 19 people died, whereas 1125 were injured. Out of this, 644 people were seriously injured who were shifted to different hospitals.

Whereas, 481 minor injured victims were treated at the incident site by Rescue Medical Teams thus reducing the burden of Hospitals.

The majority (66%) involved Motorbikes, therefore effective enforcement of traffic laws and lane discipline are essential to reduce this and increasing the number of Road Traffic Crashes.

Further, the analysis showed that 487 drivers, 54 underage drivers, 156 pedestrians, and 501 passengers were among the victims of these road traffic crashes.

The statistics show that 328 RTCs were reported in Lahore which affected 314 persons placing the Provincial Capital at top of the list followed by 81 in Faisalabad with 84 victims and at third Gujranwala with 74 RTCs and 70 victims.

The details further reveal that 1144 victims were affected by road traffic crashes including 938 males & 206 females, while the age group of the victims shows that 215 were under 18 years of age, 585 were between 18 and 40 years and rest of the 344 victims were reported above 40 years of age.

According to the data 906 motorbikes, 130 auto-rickshaws, 103 motorcars, 29 vans, 12 passenger buses, 34 trucks and 153 other types of auto vehicles and slow-moving carts were involved in aforesaid road traffic accidents.

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