Published: 18 May 2017

Road traffic accidents claimed 16 lives in April

According to preliminary data of Statistics Finland, 269 accidents involving personal injury happened in road traffic in April. In them, 16 persons were killed and 360 persons injured. The number of persons killed was one higher and that of persons injured 34 lower than in April 2016.

Persons killed in road traffic accidents 1/1985 - 4/2017. Deaths in the past 12 months by month

Persons killed in road traffic accidents 1/1985 - 4/2017. Deaths in the past 12 months by month

Of the persons who were killed, 12 travelled by passenger car, two by van and one by lorry. In addition, one other road user was killed. Among those who died, 15 were men and one was a woman.

A total of 1,162 road traffic accidents involving personal injury happened in January to April period. In them, 63 persons were killed and 1,508 persons injured. The number of persons killed was the same and that of persons injured 67 higher than in the corresponding period of 2016. Of the persons who were killed, 36 travelled by passenger car, five by van, one by moped and three by lorry. Pedestrians killed numbered nine and cyclists two. In addition, seven other road users were killed.


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

Inquiries: Irmeli Segerholm 029 551 3219, Jukka Tuominen 029 551 3621, liikenne.matkailu@stat.fi

Director in charge: Reetta Moilanen

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Updated 18.5.2017

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Statistics on road traffic accidents [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-3846. April 2017. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 26.5.2017].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/ton/2017/04/ton_2017_04_2017-05-18_tie_001_en.html

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