Rescue 1122 responds 973 traffic crashes

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Staff Reporter

The Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) responded to 892 Road Traffic Crashes (RTCs) in all 33 districts of Punjab during last 24 hours. In these RTCs, 6 people died, whereas 973 were injured.

Out of this, 590 people were seriously injured who were shifted to different hospitals. Whereas, 383 minor injured victims were treated at the incident site by Rescue Medical Teams thus reducing the burden of Hospitals.

The majority (66%) Motorbikes were involved, therefore effective enforcement of traffic laws and lane discipline are essential to reduce this increasing number of Road Traffic Crashes.

Further, the analysis showed that 319 drivers, 44 underage drivers, 158 pedestrians, and 502 passengers were among the victims of these road traffic crashes.

The statistics show that 258 RTCs were reported in Lahore which affected 258 persons placing the Provincial Capital at top of the list followed by 71 in Faisalabad with 76 victims, and at third 37 RTCS in Multan with 41 victims.

The details further reveal that 979 victims were affected by road traffic crashes including 803 males & 176 females, while the age group of the victims shows that 185 were under 18 years of age, 517 were between 18 and 40 years and rest of the 277 victims were reported above 40 years of age.

According to the data 748 motorbikes, 104 auto-rickshaws, 92 motorcars, 29 vans, 10 passenger buses, 17 trucks and 133 other types of auto vehicles and slow-moving carts were involved in aforesaid road traffic accidents.

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