Rescue 1122 responds 684 accidents in 24 hours

Staff Reporter

The Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) responded to 684 Road Traffic Crashes (RTCs) in all 36 districts of Punjab during the last 24 hours.

In these RTCs 03 people died, whereas 742 were injured. Out of this, 426 people were seriously injured who were shifted to different hospitals.

Whereas, 313 minor injured victims were treated at the incident site by Rescue Medical Teams thus reducing the burden of Hospitals.

The majority (82%) 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 292 drivers, 19 underage drivers, 111 pedestrians, and 339 passengers were among the victims of these road traffic crashes.

The statistics show that 193 RTCs were reported in Lahore which affected 190 persons placing the Provincial Capital at top of the list followed by 72 in Faisalabad with 81 victims and at third Multan with 47 RTCs and 56 victims.

The details further reveal that 742 victims were affected by road traffic crashes including 625 males & 117 females, while the age group of the victims shows that 132 were under 18 years of age, 390 were between 18 and 40 years and rest of the 220 victims were reported above 40 years of age.

According to the data 565 motorbikes, 99 auto-rickshaws, 76 motorcars, 32 vans, 04 passenger buses, 20 trucks and 95 other types of auto vehicles and slow-moving carts were involved in aforesaid road traffic accidents.

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