The Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) responded to 923 Road Traffic Crashes (RTCs) in all 36 districts of the province on Monday. In these RTCs, 20 people died and 1,127 were injured.
A total of 684 people were seriously injured and shifted to different hospitals, whereas 443 minor injury victims were treated at the incident site by rescue teams. The on-the-spot treatment helped reduce the burden of hospitals.
Analysis of the data retrieved from Rescue 1122 showed that the majority of RTCs involved motorbikes, making it necessary to effectively enforce traffic laws and lane discipline.
Further analysis showed that 409 drivers, 28 underage drivers, 162 pedestrians and 556 passengers were among the victims of RTCs. The statistics showed that 245 RTCs were reported in Lahore which affected 251 persons, placing the provincial capital at the top of the list of most accidents followed by 109 in Faisalabad with 120 victims and Multan at third with 61 RTCs and 59 victims.
The details further revealed that 1,127 victims were affected by RTCs including 866 male and 261 female victims, while the age group of victims shows that 201 were under 18 years of age, 640 were between the ages of 18 and 40 years and the rest of the 346 victims were reported to be above 40 years of age. The data also revealed that 740 motorbikes, 108 rickshaws, 93 cars, 56 vans, 19 passenger buses, 21 trucks and 112 other types of vehicles and slow moving carts were involved in the aforementioned road traffic accidents.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 12th, 2019.
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