Rescue 1122 responds to 899 accidents

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Staff Reporter

The Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) responded to 899 Road Traffic Crashes (RTCs) in all 36 districts of Punjab during the last 24 hours.

In these RTCs 07 people died, whereas 965 were injured. Out of this, 573 people were seriously injured who were shifted to different hospitals.

Whereas, 379 minor injured victims were treated at the incident site by Rescue Medical Teams thus reducing the burden of Hospitals.

The majority (67%) involved Motorbikes, 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 379 drivers, 26 underage drivers, 141 pedestrians, and 445 passengers were among the victims of these road traffic crashes.

The statistics show that 221 RTCs were reported in Lahore which affected 220 persons placing the Provincial Capital at top of the list followed by 69 in Faisalabad with 73 victims and at third Gujranwala with 54 RTCs and 50 victims.

The details further, reveal that 965 victims were affected by road traffic crashes including 794 males & 179 females, while the age group of the victims shows that 133 were under 18 years of age, 531 were between 18 and 40 years and the rest of the 303 victims were reported above 40 years of age.

According to the data 603 motorbikes, 106 auto-rickshaws, 86 motorcars, 34 vans, 11 passenger buses, 23 trucks and 104 other types of auto vehicles and slow-moving carts were involved in aforesaid road traffic accidents.

 

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