10 DEAD AND 827 INJURED IN 780 ROAD TRAFFIC CRASHES IN PUNJAB

10 DEAD AND 827 INJURED IN 780 ROAD TRAFFIC CRASHES IN PUNJAB

LAHORE: The Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) responded to 780 Road Traffic Crashes (RTCs) in all 36 districts of Punjab during the last 24 hours. In these RTCs 10 people died, whereas 827 were injured. Out of this, 461 people were seriously injured who were shifted to different hospitals. Whereas, 366 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 349 drivers, 22 underage drivers, 114 pedestrians, and 374 passengers were among the victims of these road traffic crashes. The statistics show that 154 RTCs were reported in Lahore which affected 155 persons placing the Provincial Capital at top of the list followed by 72 in Faisalabad with 76 victims and at third Multan with 54 RTCs and 56 victims.
The details further reveal that 837 victims were affected by road traffic crashes including 688 males & 149 females, while the age group of the victims shows that 148 were under 18 years of age, 462 were between 18 and 40 years and rest of the 227 victims were reported above 40 years of age. According to the data 670 motorbikes, 95 auto-rickshaws, 74 motorcars, 18 vans, 03 passenger buses, 24 trucks and 98 other types of auto vehicles and slow-moving carts were involved in aforesaid road traffic accidents.