LAHORE: 09 August (News Inspection) The Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) responded to 941 Road Traffic Crashes (RTCs) in all 36 districts of Punjab during the last 24 hours. In these RTCs 14 people died, whereas 1049 were injured. Out of which, 652 people were seriously injured who were shifted different hospitals. Whereas, 397 minor injured victims were treated at the incident site by Rescue Medical Teams thus reducing the burden of Hospitals.
The majority (67%) involved Motorbikes, therefore effective enforcement of traffic laws and lane discipline is essential to reduce this increasing number of Road Traffic Crashes.
Further analysis showed that 479 drivers, 25 underage drivers, 120 pedestrians and 464 passengers were among the victims of these road traffic crashes. The statistics show that 236 RTCs were reported in Lahore which affected 251 persons placing the Provincial Capital at top of the list followed by 95 in Faisalabad with 105 victims and at third Multan with 75 RTCs and 83 victims.
The details further reveal that 1063 victims were affected by road traffic crashes including 882 males & 181 females, while age group of the victims shows that 214 were under 18 year of age, 603 were between 18 and 40 years and rest of the 246 victims were reported above 40 years of age. According to the data 790 motorbikes, 108 auto rickshaws, 72 motorcars, 34 vans, 17 passenger buses, 25 trucks and 129 other types of auto vehicles and slow moving carts were involved in aforesaid road traffic accidents.