Rescue 1122 responds to 985 road accidents

Staff Reporter

The Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) responded to 985 Road Traffic Crashes (RTCs) in all 37 districts of Punjab during the last 24 hours.

In these RTCs 09 people died, whereas 1058 were injured. Out of this, 624 people were seriously injured who were shifted to different hospitals.

Whereas, 434 minor injured victims were treated at the incident site by Rescue Medical Teams thus reducing the burden of Hospitals.

The majority (68%) 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 170 drivers, 50 underage drivers, 27 pedestrians, and 95 passengers were among the victims of these road traffic crashes.

The statistics show that 273 RTCs were reported in Lahore which affected 292 persons placing the Provincial Capital at top of the list followed by 68 in Faisalabad with 72 victims and at third Multan with 62 RTCs and 70 victims.

The details further reveal that 1058 victims were affected by road traffic crashes including 905 males & 162 females, while the age group of the victims shows that 187 were under 18 years of age, 573 were between 18 and 40 years and rest of the 232 victims were reported above 40 years of age.

According to the data 897 motorbikes, 119 auto-rickshaws, 88 motorcars, 27 vans, 14 passenger buses, 17 trucks and 158 other types of auto vehicles and slow-moving carts were involved in aforesaid road traffic accidents.


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