Rescue 1122 responds to 871 in 24 hours

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Staff Reporter

The Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) responded to 871 Road Traffic Crashes (RTCs) in all 36 districts of Punjab during the last 24 hours. In these RTCs 08 people died, whereas 877 were injured.

Out of this, 495 people were seriously injured who were shifted to different hospitals. Whereas, 382 minor injured victims were treated at the incident site by Rescue Medical Teams thus reducing the burden of Hospitals.

The majority (65%) 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 374 drivers, 29 underage drivers, 94 pedestrians, and 417 passengers were among the victims of these road traffic crashes.

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