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Latest publication: Statistics on road traffic accidents 2019, May

Published: 20 June 2012

Road traffic accidents claimed 23 lives in May

According to preliminary data of Statistics Finland, 502 accidents involving personal injury happened in road traffic in May. In them, 23 persons were killed and 592 persons injured. The number of persons killed was 4 lower and that of persons injured 131 lower than in May 2011.

Persons killed in road traffic accidents 1/1985 -5/2012. Deaths in the past 12 months by month

Persons killed in road traffic accidents 1/1985 -5/2012. Deaths in the past 12 months by month

Of the persons who were killed, 12 travelled by passenger car, 4 by van, 3 by motorcycle and 1 by moped. Cyclists killed in road traffic accidents numbered 2. In addition, 1 other road user was killed. Among those who died, 19 were men and 4 were women.

A total of 1,894 road traffic accidents involving personal injury happened in the January to May period. In them, 103 persons were killed and 2,359 persons injured. The number of persons killed was 13 higher and that of persons injured 250 lower than in the corresponding period of 2011. Of the persons who were killed, 69 travelled by passenger car, 6 by van, 2 by lorry, 1 by bus or coach, 4 by motorcycle and 2 by moped. Pedestrians killed numbered 10 and cyclists 4. In addition, 5 other road users were killed.


Source: Transport and Tourism: Statistics on road traffic accidents. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Tiina Karppanen 09 1734 2656, Mari Törmänen 09 1734 3215, liikenne.matkailu@stat.fi

Director in charge: Hannele Orjala

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Updated 20.6.2012

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Statistics on road traffic accidents [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-3846. May 2012. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 20.6.2019].
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