Published: 20 April 2017
Road traffic accidents claimed 18 lives in March
According to preliminary data of Statistics Finland, 255 accidents involving personal injury happened in road traffic in March. In them, 18 persons were killed and 327 persons injured. The number of persons killed was five higher and that of persons injured 63 higher than in March 2016.
Persons killed in road traffic accidents 1/1985 - 3/2017. Deaths in the past 12 months by month
Of the persons who were killed, 10 travelled by passenger car and one by moped. Pedestrians killed in road traffic accidents numbered four and cyclists two. In addition, one other road user was killed. Among those who died, 13 were men and five were women.
A total of 892 road traffic accidents involving personal injury happened in January to March period. In them, 47 persons were killed and 1,147 persons injured. The number of persons killed was one lower and that of persons injured 103 higher than in the corresponding period of 2016. Of the persons who were killed, 24 travelled by passenger car, three by van, one by moped and two by lorry. Pedestrians killed numbered nine and cyclists two. In addition, six other road users were killed.
Source: Transport and Tourism: Statistics on road traffic accidents. Statistics Finland
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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF):
Statistics on road traffic accidents [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-3846. March 2017. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 29.4.2017].
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