Rescue 1122 responds to 890 road accidents

Staff Reporter

The Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue1122) responded to 890 Road Traffic Crashes (RTCs) in all 37 districts of Punjab during last 24 hours.

In these RTCs, 08 people died, whereas 973 were injured. Out of this, 584 people were seriously injured who were shifted to different hospitals.

Whereas, 381 minor injured victims were treated at the incident site by Rescue Medical Teams thus reducing the burden of Hospitals.

The majority (64%) 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 409 drivers, 50 underage drivers, 113 pedestrians, and 451 passengers were among the victims of these road traffic crashes.

The statistics show that 221 RTCs were reported in Lahore which affected 223 persons placing the Provincial Capital at top of the list followed by 71 in Faisalabad.
With 76 victims, and at third 55 RTCS in Multan with 63 victims.

The details further reveal that 973 victims were affected by road traffic crashes including 767 males & 206 females, while the age group of the victims shows that 194 were under 18 years of age, 517 were between 18 and 40 years and rest of the 262 victims were reported above 40 years of age.

According to the data 736 motorbikes, 120 auto-rickshaws, 118 motorcars, 37 vans, 05 passenger buses, 30 trucks and 109 other types of auto vehicles and slow-moving carts were involved in aforesaid road traffic accidents.


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