Rescue 1122 responds to 819 accidents in 24 hours

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Staff Reporter

The Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) responded to 819 Road Traffic Crashes (RTCs) in all 36 districts of Punjab during the last 24 hours.

In these RTCs 07 people died, whereas 846 were injured. Out of this, 462 people were seriously injured who were shifted to different hospitals.

Whereas, 384 minor injured victims were treated at the incident site by Rescue Medical Teams thus reducing the burden of Hospitals.

The majority (72%) 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 356 drivers, 30 underage drivers, 122 pedestrians, and 375 passengers were among the victims of these road traffic crashes.

The statistics show that 207 RTCs were reported in Lahore which affected 209 persons placing the Provincial Capital at top of the list followed by 71 in Faisalabad with 78 victims and at third Multan with 58 RTCs and 57 victims.

The details further reveal that 853 victims were affected by road traffic crashes including 727 males & 126 females, while the age group of the victims shows that 169 were under 18 years of age, 428 were between 18 and 40 years and rest of the 256 victims were reported above 40 years of age.

According to the data 660 motorbikes, 116 auto-rickshaws, 106 motorcars, 33 vans, 05 passenger buses, 27 trucks and 110 other types of auto vehicles and slow-moving carts were involved in aforesaid road traffic accidents.