Rescue team responds to 776 incidents during 24 hours



Staff Reporter

The Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) responded to 776 Road Traffic Crashes (RTCs) in all 36 districts of Punjab during the last 24 hours. In these RTCs 13 people died, whereas 825 were injured. Out of this, 489 people were seriously injured who were shifted to different hospitals. Whereas, 336 minor injured victims were treated at the incident site by Rescue Medical Teams thus reducing the burden of Hospitals.
The majority (59%) 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 324 drivers, 33 underage drivers, 149 pedestrians, and 365 passengers were among the victims of these road traffic crashes. The statistics show that 186 RTCs were reported in Lahore which affected 190 persons placing the Provincial Capital at top of the list followed by 63 in Gujranwala with 73 victims and at third Faisalabad with 59 RTCs and 64 victims.
The details further reveal that 838 victims were affected by road traffic crashes including 708 males & 130 females, while the age group of the victims shows that 177 were under 18 years of age, 419 were between 18 and 40 years and rest of the 242 victims were reported above 40 years of age. According to the data 583 motorbikes, 117 auto-rickshaws, 94 motorcars, 34 vans, 06 passenger buses, 40 trucks and 119 other types of auto vehicles and slow-moving carts were involved in aforesaid road traffic accidents.

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