8 dead and 1213 injured in road traffic crashes

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The Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) responded to 1067 Road Traffic Crashes (RTCs) in all 37 districts of Punjab during the last 24 hours. In these RTCs 08 people died, whereas 1213 were injured. Out of this 718 people were seriously injured who were shifted to different hospitals.

Whereas, 495 minor injured victims were treated at the incident site by Rescue Medical Teams thus reducing the burden of Hospitals. The majority (71%) 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 603 drivers, 34 underage drivers, 108 pedestrians, and 510 passengers were among the victims of these road traffic crashes. The statistics show that 239 RTCs were reported in Lahore which affected 309 persons placing the Provincial Capital at top of the list followed by 83 Multan in with 81 victims and at third Faisalabad with 78 RTCs and 84 victims.

The details further reveal that 1213 victims were affected by road traffic crashes including 998 males & 223 females, while the age group of the victims shows that 254 were under 18 years of age, 631 were between 18 and 40 years and rest of the 336 victims were reported above 40 years of age.

According to the data 939 motorbikes, 84 auto-rickshaws, 134 motorcars, 23 vans, 10 passenger buses, 31 trucks and 91 other types of auto vehicles and slow-moving carts were involved in aforesaid road traffic accidents.

 

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