Published: 19 November 2020

Road traffic accidents claimed 15 lives in October

According to preliminary data of Statistics Finland, 297 accidents involving personal injury happened in road traffic in October. In them, 15 persons were killed and 347 persons injured. The number of persons killed was one higher and that of persons injured 67 lower than in October 2019. The data were compared with the previous year's preliminary data.

Persons killed in road traffic accidents 1/1985 - 10/2020. Deaths in the past 12 months by month

Persons killed in road traffic accidents 1/1985 - 10/2020. Deaths in the past 12 months by month

Of the persons who were killed, 10 travelled by passenger car and one by van. Pedestrians killed in road traffic accidents numbered two and cyclists two. Among those who died, 11 were men and four were women.

A total of 3,012 road traffic accidents involving personal injury happened in January to October period. In them, 184 persons were killed and 3,691 persons injured. The number of persons killed was two higher and that of persons injured 534 lower than in the corresponding period of 2019. Of the persons who were killed, 109 travelled by passenger car, nine by van, two by moped, 16 by motorcycle and two by lorry. Pedestrians killed numbered 17 and cyclists 21. In addition, eight other road users were killed.


Source: Statistics on road traffic accidents, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Irmeli Segerholm 029 551 3219, Mervi Härkönen 029 551 3254, liikenne.matkailu@stat.fi

Head of Department in charge: Hannele Orjala

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Updated 19.11.2020

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Statistics on road traffic accidents [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-3846. October 2020. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 1.12.2020].
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