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Latest publication: Statistics on road traffic accidents 2019, September

Published: 17 June 2015

Road traffic accidents claimed 20 lives in May

According to preliminary data of Statistics Finland, 461 accidents involving personal injury happened in road traffic in May. In them, 20 persons were killed and 574 persons injured. The number of persons killed was five higher and that of persons injured 12 higher than in May 2014.

Persons killed in road traffic accidents 1/1985 - 5/2015. Deaths in the past 12 months by month

Persons killed in road traffic accidents 1/1985 - 5/2015. Deaths in the past 12 months by month

Of the persons who were killed, 11 travelled by passenger car, two by van and four by motorcycle. Cyclists killed in road traffic accidents numbered two. In addition, one other road user was killed. Among those who died, 17 were men and three were women.

A total of 1,682 road traffic accidents involving personal injury happened in the January to May period. In them, 96 persons were killed and 2,121 persons injured. The number of persons killed was 25 higher and that of persons injured 155 lower than in the corresponding period of 2014. Of the persons who were killed, 62 travelled by passenger car, five by van, two by lorry and four by motorcycle. Pedestrians killed numbered 13 and cyclists six. In addition, four other road users were killed.


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

Inquiries: Irmeli Segerholm 029 551 3219, Matti Kokkonen 029 551 3770, liikenne.matkailu@stat.fi

Director in charge: Hannele Orjala

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Updated 17.6.2015

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Statistics on road traffic accidents [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-3846. May 2015. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 22.10.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/ton/2015/05/ton_2015_05_2015-06-17_tie_001_en.html