9 die in 1,195 Punjab road accidents

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The Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) responded to 1107 Road Traffic Crashes (RTCs) in all 37 districts of Punjab during the last 24 hours.

In these RTCs 09 people died, whereas 1195 were injured. Out of this, 679 people were seriously injured who were shifted to different hospitals.

Whereas, 516 minor injured victims were treated at the incident site by Rescue Medical Teams thus reducing the burden of Hospitals.

The majority (65%) 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 524 drivers, 50 underage drivers, 156 pedestrians, and 524 passengers were among the victims of these road traffic crashes.

The statistics show that 316 RTCs were reported in Lahore which affected 316 persons placing the Provincial Capital at top of the list followed by 83 in Multan with 90 victims and at third Gujranwala with 71 RTCs and 71 victims.

The details further reveal that 1204 victims were affected by road traffic crashes including 959 males & 245 females, while the age group of the victims shows that 230 were under 18 years of age, 618 were between 18 and 40 years and rest of the 356 victims were reported above 40 years of age.

According to the data 919 motorbikes, 127 auto-rickshaws, 125 motorcars, 36 vans, 14 passenger buses, 23 trucks and 147 other types of auto vehicles and slow-moving carts were involved in aforesaid road traffic accidents.

 

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