17 killed in road mishaps in April
21 May 2018, 00:57 ( 21 May, 2018) | updated: 21 May 2018, 11:08 ( 21 May, 2018)
At least 17 people were killed and 330 other injured in 251 road accidents in the country in April this year, according to Statistics Finland.
The number of persons killed was one higher and that of persons injured 30 lower than in April 2017.
Of the persons who were killed, 13 travelled by private car, one by moped and two by motorcycle.
In addition, one other road user was killed. Among those who died, 15 were men and two were women.
A total of 1,021 road traffic accidents involving personal injury took place in January to April period.
In them, 57 persons were killed and 1,344 persons injured. The number of persons killed was six lower and that of persons injured 164 lower than in the corresponding period of 2017.
Of the persons who were killed, 43 travelled by passenger car, one by van, one by moped, two by motorcycle and one by lorry. Pedestrians killed numbered six. In addition, three other road users were killed.