01 dead, 593 injured in 518 road traffic accidents in Punjab

LAHORE: Total 518 road traffic accidents were reported in Rescue 1122’s Provincial Monitoring Cell in all 36 Districts of Punjab during the last 24 hours, in which 01 live was lost and 427 serious injured were shifted to different hospitals of relevant district. However, some 166 victims sustaining minor injuries were provided first on the spot.

According to the details issued on July 10, 215 drivers, 17 underage drivers, 92 pedestrians and 287 passengers were among the victims of these road traffic accidents. The statistics show 114 RTAs were reported in Lahore Control Room, which affected 133 persons placing the Provincial Capital at top of the list followed by 70 RTAs in Faisalabad with 81 victims and Multan remained at third position with 35 RTAs and 36 victims.

The details further show that total 594 in victims were affected by road traffic crashes including 476 males and 118 females, while age group of the victims show that 77 were under 18 year of age, 350 were between 18 and 40 year and rest of the 167 victims were reported above 40 years. According to the data, 390 motorbikes, 50 auto rickshaws, 55 motorcars, 32 vans, 5 passenger buses, 27 trucks and 59 other types of auto vehicles and slow moving carts were involved in aforesaid road traffic accidents.

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