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Latest publication: Statistics on road traffic accidents 2019, April

Published: 24 January 2019

Road traffic accidents claimed 23 lives in December

According to preliminary data of Statistics Finland, 313 accidents involving personal injury happened in road traffic in December. In them, 23 persons were killed and 384 persons injured. The number of persons killed was 11 higher and that of persons injured 32 lower than in December 2017. The data were compared with the previous year's preliminary data.

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

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

Of the persons who were killed, 17 travelled by passenger car and two by lorry. Pedestrians killed in road traffic accidents numbered three and cyclists one. Among those who died, 15 were men and eight were women.

A total of 4,281 road traffic accidents involving personal injury happened in January to December period. In them, 223 persons were killed and 5,286 persons injured. The number of persons killed was 11 higher and that of persons injured 284 lower than in the corresponding period of 2017. Of the persons who were killed, 143 travelled by passenger car, six by van, three by moped, 24 by motorcycle, three by lorry and four by bus. Pedestrians killed numbered 21 and cyclists 14. In addition, five 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 24.1.2019

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Statistics on road traffic accidents [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-3846. December 2018. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 17.6.2019].
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