Seven killed in Punjab road crashes

72% of accidents involved motorcycles

Our Correspondent August 30, 2022
Two people were killed in a road accident in Tatta Pani. PHOTO: FILE


At least seven people died and 948 were injured in 886 Road Traffic Crashes (RTCs) across Punjab during the last 24 hours.

Out of this 556 people were seriously injured in. Whereas, 379 minor injured victims were treated at the incident site. The majority of the accidents (72%) involved motorcycles.

Further, the analysis showed that 461 drivers, 24 underage drivers, 87 pedestrians, and 400 passengers were among the victims of these road traffic crashes. The statistics show that 262 RTCs were reported in Lahore which affected 264 persons placing the Provincial Capital at top of the list followed by 75 Faisalabad in with 80 victims and at third Multan with 63 RTCs and 63 victims.

The details further reveal that 948 victims were affected by road traffic crashes including 796 males and 152 females, while the age group of the victims shows that 180 were under 18 years of age, 500 were between 18 and 40 years and rest of the 268 victims were reported above 40 years of age.

As per data shared by the Rescue 1122 according to the data 767 motorcycles, 63 rickshaws, 89 cars, 17 vans, nine buses, 14 trucks and 91 other types of auto vehicles and slow-moving carts were involved in aforesaid road traffic accidents.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 30th, 2022.

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