Rescue 1122 responds to 914 RTCs

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Staff Reporter

The Punjab Emergency Service Department (PESD) Rescue 1122 responded to 914 Road Traffic Crashes (RTCs) in all 36 districts of Punjab during the last 24 hours. In these RTCs eight people died, whereas 921 were injured.

Out of this, 547 people were seriously injured who were shifted to different hospitals. Whereas, 374 minor injured victims were treated at the incident site by Rescue Medical Teams thus reducing the burden of Hospitals.

The majority (63%) 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 412 drivers, 53 underage drivers, 85 pedestrians, and 432 passengers were among the victims of these road traffic crashes.

The statistics show that 258 RTCs were reported in Lahore which affected 247 persons placing the Provincial Capital at top of the list followed by 65 in Faisalabad with 68 victims and at third Gujranwala with 55 RTCs and 51 victims.

The details further reveal that 929 victims were affected by road traffic crashes including 752 males & 177 females, while the age group of the victims shows that 171 were under 18 years of age, 500 were between 18 and 40 years and rest of the 258 victims were reported above 40 years of age.

According to the data 742 motorbikes, 113 auto-rickshaws, 118 motorcars, 26 vans, 05 passenger buses, 35 trucks and 137 other types of auto vehicles and slow-moving carts were involved in aforesaid road traffic accidents.

 

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