6 dead, 899 injured in road traffic crashes

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The Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) responded to 796 Road Traffic Crashes (RTCs) in all 37 districts of Punjab during the last 24 hours. In these RTCs 06 people died, whereas 899 were injured. Out of this

544 people were seriously injured who were shifted to different hospitals.

Whereas, 355 minor injured victims were treated at the incident site by Rescue Medical Teams thus reducing the burden of Hospitals.

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

Further, the analysis showed those 434 drivers, 23 underage drivers, 104 pedestrians, and 367 passengers were among the victims of these road traffic crashes. The statistics show that 187 RTCs were reported in Lahore which affected 238 persons placing the Provincial Capital at top of the list followed by 64 Faisalabad in with 68 victims and at third Multan with 59 RTCs and 61 victims.

The details further reveal that 905 victims were affected by road traffic crashes including 767 males & 138 females, while the age group of the victims shows that 184 were less than 18 years of age, 459 were between 18 and 40 years and rest of the 262 victims were reported above 40 years of age.

According to the data 725 motorbikes, 66 auto-rickshaws, 83 motorcars, 19 vans, 03 passenger buses, 12 trucks and 83 other types of auto vehicles and slow-moving carts were involved in aforesaid road traffic accidents.

 

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