Thursday December 09, 2021

21 killed in road mishaps in October

Published : 24 Nov 2021, 02:29

Updated : 24 Nov 2021, 02:30

  DF Report

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Twenty one people were killed and 325 others injured in 276 road accidents in the country in October, according to Statistics Finland.

The number of deceased was six higher and the number of injured people was 22 lower than in October 2020.

Out of the deaths, 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 177 persons were killed and 3,216 other injured in 2,688 road accidents took place in January to October period.

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.