Rescue 1122 responds 1,120 accidents

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The Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) responded to 1120 Road Traffic Crashes (RTCs) in all 36 districts of Punjab during the last 24 hours.

In these RTCs 21 people died, whereas 1170 were injured. Out of this, 663 people were seriously injured who were shifted to different hospitals.

Whereas, 507 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 490 drivers, 63 underage drivers, 127 pedestrians, and 574 passengers were among the victims of these road traffic crashes.

The statistics show that 313 RTCs were reported in Lahore which affected 311 persons placing the Provincial Capital at top of the list followed by 85 in Faisalabad with 89 victims and at third Gujranwala with 77 RTCs and 95 victims.

The details further reveal that 1191 victims were affected by road traffic crashes including 993 males & 198 females, while the age group of the victims shows that 208 were under 18 years of age, 638 were between 18 and 40 years and rest of the 345 victims were reported above 40 years of age.

According to the data 910 motorbikes, 139 auto-rickshaws, 106 motorcars, 26 vans, 11 passenger buses, 23 trucks and 188 other types of auto vehicles and slow-moving carts were involved in aforesaid road traffic accidents.

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