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Latest publication: Statistics on road traffic accidents 2017, September

Published: 20 June 2017

Road traffic accidents claimed 26 lives in May

According to preliminary data of Statistics Finland, 404 accidents involving personal injury happened in road traffic in May. In them, 26 persons were killed and 487 persons injured. The number of persons killed was eight higher and that of persons injured 98 lower than in May 2016.

Persons killed in road traffic accidents 1/1985 - 5/2017. Deaths in the past 12 months by month

Persons killed in road traffic accidents 1/1985 - 5/2017. Deaths in the past 12 months by month

Of the persons who were killed, 20 travelled by passenger car, one by motorcycle and one by lorry. Pedestrians killed in road traffic accidents numbered three and cyclists one. Among those who died, 20 were men and six were women.

A total of 1,571 road traffic accidents involving personal injury happened in January to May period. In them, 91 persons were killed and 2,000 persons injured. The number of persons killed was 10 higher and that of persons injured 35 lower than in the corresponding period of 2016. Of the persons who were killed, 56 travelled by passenger car, five by van, one by moped, one by motorcycle and four by lorry. Pedestrians killed numbered 13 and cyclists four. In addition, seven other road users were killed.


Source: Transport and Tourism: Statistics on road traffic accidents. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Irmeli Segerholm 029 551 3219, Matti Kokkonen 029 551 3770, liikenne.matkailu@stat.fi

Director in charge: Sami Saarikivi

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Updated 20.6.2017

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Statistics on road traffic accidents [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-3846. May 2017. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 20.10.2017].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/ton/2017/05/ton_2017_05_2017-06-20_tie_001_en.html

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