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Latest publication: Statistics on road traffic accidents 2019, April

Published: 22 September 2016

Road traffic accidents claimed 26 lives in August

According to preliminary data of Statistics Finland, 508 accidents involving personal injury happened in road traffic in August. In them, 26 persons were killed and 611 persons injured. The number of persons killed was 12 lower and that of persons injured 131 lower than in August 2015.

Persons killed in road traffic accidents 1/1985 - 8/2016. Deaths in the past 12 months by month

Persons killed in road traffic accidents 1/1985 - 8/2016. Deaths in the past 12 months by month

Of the persons who were killed, 14 travelled by passenger car, one by moped and three by motorcycle. Pedestrians killed in road traffic accidents numbered two and cyclists five. In addition, one other road user was killed. Among those who died, 20 were men and six were women.

A total of 3066 road traffic accidents involving personal injury happened in January to August period. In them, 152 persons were killed and 3831 persons injured. The number of persons killed was 26 lower and that of persons injured 347 lower than in the corresponding period of 2015. Of the persons who were killed, 100 travelled by passenger car, eight by van, 12 by motorcycle, three by moped and four by lorry. Pedestrians killed numbered 11 and cyclists 10. 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: Mari Ylä-Jarkko

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Updated 22.9.2016

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Statistics on road traffic accidents [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-3846. August 2016. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 26.5.2019].
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