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Latest publication: Statistics on road traffic accidents 2018, December

Published: 20 September 2018

Road traffic accidents claimed 21 lives in August

According to preliminary data of Statistics Finland, 436 accidents involving personal injury happened in road traffic in August. In them, 21 persons were killed and 543 persons injured. The number of persons killed was six higher and that of persons injured six lower than in August 2017.

Persons killed in road traffic accidents 1/1985 - 8/2018. Deaths in the past 12 months by month

Persons killed in road traffic accidents 1/1985 - 8/2018. Deaths in the past 12 months by month

Of the persons who were killed, 13 travelled by passenger car, two by motorcycle and four by bus. Cyclists killed in road traffic accidents numbered two. Among those who died, 14 were men and seven were women.

A total of 2,831 road traffic accidents involving personal injury happened in January to August period. In them, 139 persons were killed and 3,581 persons injured. The number of persons killed was seven lower and that of persons injured 35 lower than in the corresponding period of 2017. Of the persons who were killed, 90 travelled by passenger car, two by van, three by moped, 21 by motorcycle, one by lorry and four by bus. Pedestrians killed numbered eight 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, Mari Niemi 029 551 3516, liikenne.matkailu@stat.fi

Director in charge: Mari Ylä-Jarkko

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Updated 20.9.2018

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Statistics on road traffic accidents [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-3846. August 2018. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 19.2.2019].
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