Rescue 1122 responds 984 accidents

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Staff Reporter

The Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) responded to 984 Road Traffic Crashes (RTCs) in all 36 districts of Punjab during the last 24 hours.

In these RTCs 07 people died, whereas 1051 were injured. Out of this, 596 people were seriously injured who were shifted to different hospitals.

Whereas, 455 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 462 drivers, 35 underage drivers, 111 pedestrians, and 485 passengers were among the victims of these road traffic crashes.

The statistics show that 237 RTCs were reported in Lahore which affected 223 persons placing the Provincial Capital at top of the list followed by 85 in Faisalabad with 94 victims and at third Multan with 81 RTCs and 93 victims.

The details further reveal that 1058 victims were affected by road traffic crashes including 842 males & 216 females, while the age group of the victims shows that 168 were under 18 years of age, 591 were between 18 and 40 years and rest of the 299 victims were reported above 40 years of age.

According to the data 792 motorbikes, 119 auto-rickshaws, 83 motorcars, 39 vans, 08 passenger buses, 25 trucks and 167 other types of auto vehicles and slow-moving carts were involved in aforesaid road traffic accidents.

 

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