15 dead, 1092 injured in 998 road traffic crashes in Punjab

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LAHORE, OCT 26 (DNA) – The Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) responded to 998 Road Traffic Crashes (RTCs) in all 36 districts of Punjab during the last 24 hours.

In these RTCs 15 people died, whereas 1092 were injured. Out of this, 655 people were seriously injured who were shifted to different hospitals. Whereas, 437 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 increase in the number of Road Traffic Crashes.

Further, the analysis showed that 445 drivers, 18 underage drivers, 161 pedestrians, and 501 passengers were among the victims of these road traffic crashes. The statistics show that 242 RTCs were reported in Lahore which affected 249 persons placing the Provincial Capital at top of the list followed by 75 in Gujranwala with 88 victims and at third Faisalabad with 67 RTCs and 81 victims 

The details further reveal that 1107 victims were affected by road traffic crashes including 885 males & 222 females, while the age group of the victims shows that 195 were under 18 years of age, 594 were between 18 and 40 years and rest of the 318 victims were reported above 40 years of age. According to the data 884 motorbikes, 124 auto-rickshaws, 89 motorcars, 40 vans, 09 passenger buses, 24 trucks and 113 other types of auto vehicles and slow-moving carts were involved in aforesaid road traffic accidents. = DNA

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