Published: 22 July 2021

Road traffic accidents claimed 15 lives in June

According to preliminary data of Statistics Finland, 359 accidents involving personal injury happened in road traffic in June. In them, 15 persons were killed and 449 persons injured. The number of persons killed was four lower and that of persons injured nine lower than in June 2020. The data were compared with the previous year's preliminary data.

Persons killed in road traffic accidents 1/1985 - 6/2021. Deaths in the past 12 months by month

Persons killed in road traffic accidents 1/1985 - 6/2021. Deaths in the past 12 months by month

Of the persons who were killed, 10 travelled by passenger car and three by motorcycle. Pedestrians killed in road traffic accidents numbered one. In addition, one other road user was killed. Among those who died, 11 were men and four were women.

A total of 1,292 road traffic accidents involving personal injury happened in January to June period. In them, 87 persons were killed and 1,570 persons injured. The number of persons killed was 14 lower and that of persons injured 399 lower than in the corresponding period of 2020. Of the persons who were killed, 53 travelled by passenger car, six by van, one by moped, seven by motorcycle and two by lorry. Pedestrians killed numbered 11 and cyclists four. In addition, three other road users were killed.


Source: Statistics on road traffic accidents, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Mervi Härkönen 029 551 3254, Heidi Pukkila 029 551 3478, liikenne.matkailu@stat.fi

Head of Department in charge: Hannele Orjala

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Updated 22.7.2021

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Statistics on road traffic accidents [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-3846. June 2021. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 30.7.2021].
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