The Punjab Emergency Service (PES) Rescue 1122 responded to 835 Road Traffic Crashes (RTCs) in all 36 districts of Punjab during the last 24 hours. In these RTCs 08 people died, whereas 911 were injured. Out of this, 534 people were seriously injured who were shifted to different hospitals. Whereas, 377 minor injured victims were treated at the incident site by Rescue Medical Teams thus reducing the burden of Hospitals.
The majority (64%) involved Motorbikes, therefore effective enforcement of traffic laws and lane discipline are essential to reduce the increasing the number of Road Traffic Crashes.
Further, the analysis showed that 391 drivers, 33 underage drivers, 159 pedestrians, and 369 passengers were among the victims of these road traffic crashes. The statistics show that 215 RTCs were reported in Lahore which affected 235 persons placing the Provincial Capital at top of the list followed by 67 in Faisalabad with 74 victims and at third Multan with 59 RTCs and 63 victims.
The details further reveal that 919 victims were affected by road traffic crashes including 737 males & 182 females, while the age group of the victims shows that 187 were under 18 years of age, 443 were between 18 and 40 years and rest of the 289 victims were reported above 40 years of age.
According to the data 674 motorbikes, 129 auto-rickshaws, 89 motorcars, 29 vans, 08 passenger buses, 18 trucks and 105 other types of auto vehicles and slow-moving carts were involved in aforesaid road traffic accidents.