Rescue 1122 responds 893 accidents in 24 hours



Staff Reporter

The Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) responded to 893 Road Traffic Crashes (RTCs) in all 37 districts of Punjab during the last 24 hours.

In these RTCs 04 people died, whereas 950 were injured. Out of this, 551 people were seriously injured who were shifted to different hospitals.

Whereas, 399 minor injured victims were treated at the incident site by Rescue Medical Teams thus reducing the burden of Hospitals.

The majority (69%) 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 463 drivers, 36 underage drivers, 85 pedestrians, and 433 passengers were among the victims of these road traffic crashes.

The statistics show that 240 RTCs were reported in Lahore which affected 247 persons placing the Provincial Capital at top of the list followed by 63 in Multan with 65 victims and at third Faisalabad with 61 RTCs and 63 victims.

The details further reveal that 954 victims were affected by road traffic crashes including 773 males & 181 females, while the age group of the victims shows that 146 were under 18 years of age, 518 were between 18 and 40 years and rest of the 290 victims were reported.

above 40 years of age. According to the data 785 motorbikes, 109 auto-rickshaws, 69 motorcars, 26 vans, 04 passenger buses, 29 trucks and 117 other types of auto vehicles and slow-moving carts were involved in aforesaid road traffic accidents.

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