Rescue 1122 responds to 1,031 road accidents across Punjab

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Staff Reporter

The Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) responded to 1,031 Road Traffic Crashes (RTCs) in all 34 districts of Punjab during the past 24 hours.

In these RTCs, 13 people died, whereas 1146 were injured. Out of this, 728 people were seriously injured who were shifted to different hospitals.

Whereas, 418 minor injured victims were treated at the incident site by Rescue Medical Teams thus reducing the burden of Hospitals.

The majority (69%) 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 477 drivers, 34 underage drivers, 99 pedestrians, and 583 passengers were among the victims of these road traffic crashes.

The statistics show that 231 RTCs were reported in Lahore which affected 244 persons placing the Provincial Capital at top of the list followed by 79 in Faisalabad with 87 victims, and at third 44 RTCS in Multan with 50 victims.

The details further reveal that 1159 victims were affected by road traffic crashes including 886 males & 273 females, while the age group of the victims shows that 217 were under 18 years of age, 587 were between 18 and 40 years and rest of the 355 victims were reported above 40 years of age.

According to the data 894 motorbikes, 132 auto-rickshaws, 104 motorcars, 39 vans, 12 passenger buses, 19 trucks and 102 other types of auto vehicles and slow-moving carts were involved in aforesaid road traffic accidents.

 

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