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Latest publication: Statistics on road traffic accidents 2017, September

Published: 21 September 2017

Road traffic accidents claimed 15 lives in August

According to preliminary data of Statistics Finland, 449 accidents involving personal injury happened in road traffic in August. In them, 15 persons were killed and 549 persons injured. The number of persons killed was 14 lower and that of persons injured 71 lower than in August 2016.

Persons killed in road traffic accidents 1/1985 - 8/2017. Deaths in the past 12 months by month

Persons killed in road traffic accidents 1/1985 - 8/2017. Deaths in the past 12 months by month

Of the persons who were killed, five travelled by passenger car, two by van, two by motorcycle, one by lorry and two by bus. Pedestrians killed in road traffic accidents numbered three. Among those who died, 14 were men and one was a woman.

A total of 2,877 road traffic accidents involving personal injury happened in January to August period. In them, 146 persons were killed and 3,616 persons injured. The number of persons killed was 23 lower and that of persons injured 227 lower than in the corresponding period of 2016. Of the persons who were killed, 84 travelled by passenger car, eight by van, two by moped, nine by motorcycle, five by lorry and two by bus. Pedestrians killed numbered 18 and cyclists nine. In addition, nine other road users were killed.


Source: Transport and Tourism: Statistics on road traffic accidents. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Irmeli Segerholm 029 551 3219, Matti Kokkonen 029 551 3770, liikenne.matkailu@stat.fi

Director in charge: Sami Saarikivi

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Updated 21.9.2017

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Statistics on road traffic accidents [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-3846. August 2017. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 24.11.2017].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/ton/2017/08/ton_2017_08_2017-09-21_tie_001_en.html

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