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Latest publication: Statistics on road traffic accidents 2020, June

Published: 16 June 2020

Road traffic accidents claimed 13 lives in May

According to preliminary data of Statistics Finland, 267 accidents involving personal injury happened in road traffic in May. In them, 13 persons were killed and 306 persons injured. The number of persons killed was five lower and that of persons injured 101 lower than in May 2019. The data were compared with the previous year's preliminary data.

Persons killed in road traffic accidents 1/1985 - 5/2020. Deaths in the past 12 months by month

Persons killed in road traffic accidents 1/1985 - 5/2020. Deaths in the past 12 months by month

Of the persons who were killed, seven travelled by passenger car, one by van, two by motorcycle and one by lorry and by bus. Cyclists killed in road traffic accidents numbered two. Among those who died, eight were men and five were women.

A total of 1,231 road traffic accidents involving personal injury happened in January to May period. In them, 82 persons were killed and 1,505 persons injured. The number of persons killed was seven higher and that of persons injured 241 lower than in the corresponding period of 2019. Of the persons who were killed, 50 travelled by passenger car, four by van, three by motorcycle and two by lorry. Pedestrians killed numbered 10 and cyclists eight. 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, Mervi Härkönen 029 551 3254, liikenne.matkailu@stat.fi

Director in charge: Mari Ylä-Jarkko

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Updated 16.6.2020

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Statistics on road traffic accidents [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-3846. May 2020. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 12.8.2020].
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