Rescue 1122 responds to 997 accidents

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Staff Reporter

The Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) responded to 997 Road Traffic Crashes (RTCs) in all 36 districts of Punjab during the last 24 hours.

In these RTCs 12 people died, whereas 1020 were injured. Out of this, 594 people were seriously injured who were shifted to different hospitals.

Whereas, 426 minor injured victims were treated at the incident site by Rescue Medical Teams thus reducing the burden of Hospitals.

The majority (69%) 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 452 drivers, 52 underage drivers, 112 pedestrians, and 468 passengers were among the victims of these road traffic crashes.

The statistics show that 281 RTCs were reported in Lahore which affected 270 persons placing the Provincial Capital at top of the list followed by 76 in Faisalabad with 83 victims and at third Multan with 74 RTCs and 80 victims.

The details further reveal that 1032 victims were affected by road traffic crashes including 846 males & 186 females, while the age group of the victims shows that 188 were under 18 years of age, 545 were between 18 and 40 years and rest of the 299 victims were reported above 40 years of age.

According to the data 850 motorbikes, 109 auto-rickshaws, 94 motorcars, 23 vans, 08 passenger buses, 23 trucks and 130 other types of auto vehicles and slow-moving carts were involved in aforesaid road traffic accidents.

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