LAHORE: The Punjab Emergency Service Department responded to 1,022 Road Traffic Crashes (RTCs) reported in all 37 districts of Punjab during the past 24 hours. In these RTCs 17 people died, whereas 1080 were injured. Out of this 565 people were seriously injured who were shifted to different hospitals. Whereas, 515 minor injured victims were treated at the incident site by Rescue Medical Teams thus reducing the burden of Hospitals.
The majority (71%) involved Motorbikes, therefore effective enforcement of traffic laws and lane discipline are essential to reduce this increasing the number of Road Traffic Crashes.
Further, the analysis showed that 507 drivers, 31 underage drivers, 168 pedestrians, and 422 passengers were among the victims of these road traffic crashes. The statistics show that 233 RTCs were reported in Lahore which affected 248 persons placing the Provincial Capital at top of the list followed by 72 in Faisalabad with 81 victims and at third Multan 69 with 73 victims.
The details further reveal that 1080 victims were affected by road traffic crashes including 908 males & 189 females, while the age group of the victims shows that 227 were under 18 years of age, 543 were between 18 and 40 years and rest of the 327 victims were reported above 40 years of age. According to the data 893 motorbikes, 61 auto-rickshaws, 119 motorcars, 26 vans, 06 passenger buses, 21 trucks and 67 other types of auto vehicles and slow-moving carts were involved in aforesaid road traffic accidents.