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Latest publication: Statistics on road traffic accidents 2019, April

Published: 22 June 2009

Road traffic accidents claimed 31 lives in May

According to preliminary data of Statistics Finland, 619 accidents involving personal injury happened in road traffic in May. In them, 31 persons were killed and 793 persons injured. The number of persons killed was 6 higher and that of persons injured 7 higher than in May 2008.

Of the persons who were killed, 21 travelled by passenger car, 4 by motorcycle, 1 by van and 1 by moped. Pedestrians killed in road traffic accidents numbered 1 and cyclists 2. In addition, 1 other road user was killed. Among those who died, 26 were men and 5 were women.

A total of 2 085 road traffic accidents involving personal injury happened in the January to May period. In them, 105 persons were killed and 2 703 persons injured. The number of persons killed was 12 lower and that of persons injured 193 lower than in the corresponding period of 2008. Of the person who were killed, 67 travelled by passenger car, 9 by motorcycle, 5 by lorry, 5 by van and 2 by moped. Pedestrians killed numbered 10 and cyclists 4. In addition, 3 other road users were killed.

Persons killed in road traffic accidents 1/1985 - 5/2009
Deaths in the past 12 months by month

Source: Road traffic accidents. Statistics Finland.

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Last updated 22.6.2009

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Statistics on road traffic accidents [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-3846. May 2009. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 24.5.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/ton/2009/05/ton_2009_05_2009-06-22_tie_001_en.html