Published: 23 November 2021

Road traffic accidents claimed 21 lives in October

According to preliminary data of Statistics Finland, 276 accidents involving personal injury happened in road traffic in October. In them, 21 persons were killed and 325 persons injured. The number of persons killed was six higher and that of persons injured 22 lower than in October 2020. The data were compared with the previous year's preliminary data.

Deaths in road traffic accidents in the past 12 months, 1/1985 - 10/2021 preliminary data by month

Deaths in road traffic accidents in the past 12 months, 1/1985 - 10/2021 preliminary data by month

Of the persons who were killed, 11 travelled by passenger car, one by moped and two by motorcycle. Pedestrians killed in road traffic accidents numbered four and cyclists three. Among those who died, 17 were men and four were women.

A total of 2,688 road traffic accidents involving personal injury happened in January to October period. In them, 177 persons were killed and 3,216 persons injured. The number of persons killed was seven lower and that of persons injured 475 lower than in the corresponding period of 2020. Of the persons who were killed, 97 travelled by passenger car, eight by van, three by moped, 26 by motorcycle and three by lorry. Pedestrians killed numbered 18 and cyclists 17. In addition, five other road users were killed.


Source: Statistics on road traffic accidents, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Mervi Härkönen 029 551 3254, Heidi Pukkila 029 551 3478, liikenne.matkailu@stat.fi

Head of Department in charge: Hannele Orjala

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Updated 23.11.2021

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Statistics on road traffic accidents [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-3846. October 2021. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 28.11.2021].
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