Wednesday October 05, 2022

16 killed in road mishaps in August

Published : 21 Sep 2022, 01:20

Updated : 21 Sep 2022, 01:23

  DF File Photo.

DF File Photo.

Sixteen people were killed, and 448 others injured in 375 road accidents in the country in August, according to Statistics Finland.

The number of persons killed was eight lower and that of persons injured 41 higher than in August 2021.

There were 375 road traffic accidents resulting to personal injury in August 2022.

Of the persons who were killed, six travelled by passenger car and four by motorcycle. Killed pedestrians numbered three and cyclists three.

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.