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Latest publication: Statistics on road traffic accidents 2019, June

Published: 18 June 2019

Road traffic accidents claimed 18 lives in May

According to preliminary data of Statistics Finland, 339 accidents involving personal injury happened in road traffic in May. In them, 18 persons were killed and 407 persons injured. The number of persons killed was one lower and that of persons injured 134 lower than in May 2018. The data were compared with the previous year's preliminary data.

Persons killed in road traffic accidents 1/1985 - 5/2019. Deaths in the past 12 months by month

Persons killed in road traffic accidents 1/1985 - 5/2019. Deaths in the past 12 months by month

Of the persons who were killed, nine travelled by passenger car, two by motorcycle and one by lorry. Pedestrians killed in road traffic accidents numbered one and cyclists five. Among those who died, 14 were men and four were women.

A total of 1,368 road traffic accidents involving personal injury happened in January to May period. In them, 75 persons were killed and 1,746 persons injured. The number of persons killed was one lower and that of persons injured 139 lower than in the corresponding period of 2018. Of the persons who were killed, 51 travelled by passenger car, three by van, one by moped, five by motorcycle and three by lorry. Pedestrians killed numbered four and cyclists six. In addition, two 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 18.6.2019

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Statistics on road traffic accidents [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-3846. May 2019. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 18.8.2019].
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