Published: 23 November 2017

Road traffic accidents claimed 22 lives in October

According to preliminary data of Statistics Finland, 368 accidents involving personal injury happened in road traffic in October. In them, 22 persons were killed and 463 persons injured. The number of persons killed was one lower and that of persons injured 15 higher than in October 2016.

Persons killed in road traffic accidents 1/1985 - 10/2017. Deaths in the past 12 months by month

Persons killed in road traffic accidents 1/1985 - 10/2017. Deaths in the past 12 months by month

Of the persons who were killed, 12 travelled by passenger car, one by van, one by moped and three by lorry. Pedestrians killed in road traffic accidents numbered three and cyclists one. In addition, one other road user was killed. Among those who died, 17 were men and five were women.

A total of 3,680 road traffic accidents involving personal injury happened in January to October period. In them, 182 persons were killed and 4,619 persons injured. The number of persons killed was 14 lower and that of persons injured 298 lower than in the corresponding period of 2016. Of the persons who were killed, 104 travelled by passenger car, nine by van, four by moped, 12 by motorcycle, eight by lorry and two by bus. Pedestrians killed numbered 22 and cyclists 10. In addition, 11 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 23.11.2017

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Statistics on road traffic accidents [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-3846. October 2017. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 15.12.2017].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/ton/2017/10/ton_2017_10_2017-11-23_tie_001_en.html

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