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Road traffic accidents claimed 16 lives in August 2022

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2022, August
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According to preliminary data of Statistics Finland, 375 accidents involving personal injury happened in road traffic in August 2022. In them, 16 persons were killed and 448 persons injured. The number of persons killed was eight lower and that of persons injured 41 higher than in August 2021. The data were compared with the previous year's preliminary data.

Key points

  • There were 375 road traffic accidents resulting to personal injury in August 2022.
  • Road traffic accidents caused the death of 16 and injury of 448 persons.
  • Of the persons who were killed, six travelled by passenger car and four by motorcycle. Killed pedestrians numbered three and cyclists three.
  • Among those who died, nine were men and seven were women.

Road traffic accidents in January to August

A total of 2,046 road traffic accidents involving personal injury happened in January to August period of 2022. In them, 119 persons were killed and 2,570 persons injured. The number of persons killed was 19 lower and that of persons injured 81 higher than in the corresponding period of 2021. Of the persons who were killed, 76 travelled by passenger car, 17 by motorcycle and one by lorry. Pedestrians killed numbered 14 and cyclists nine. In addition, two other road users were killed.

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