Rescue 1122 responds 947 accidents in 24 hours

Staff Reporter

The Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) responded to 947 Road Traffic Crashes (RTCs) in all 36 districts of Punjab during the last 24 hours.

In these RTCs 04 people died, whereas 997 were injured.

Out of this, 608 people were seriously injured who were shifted to different hospitals.

Whereas, 389 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 this an increasing the number of Road Traffic Crashes.

Further, the analysis showed that 418 drivers, 31 underage drivers, 146 pedestrians, and 437 passengers were among the victims of these road traffic crashes.

The statistics show that 241 RTCs were reported in Lahore which affected 239 persons placing the Provincial Capital at top of the list followed by 78 in Faisalabad with 88 victims and at third Multan with 74 RTCs and 72 victims.

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