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Latest publication: Statistics on road traffic accidents 2018, April

Published: 18 January 2018

Road traffic accidents claimed 12 lives in December

According to preliminary data of Statistics Finland, 326 accidents involving personal injury happened in road traffic in December. In them, 12 persons were killed and 416 persons injured. The number of persons killed was three lower and that of persons injured 60 lower than in December 2016.

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

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

Of the persons who were killed, seven travelled by passenger car and one by lorry. Pedestrians killed in road traffic accidents numbered two and cyclists one. In addition, one other road user was killed. Among those who died, seven were men and five were women.

A total of 4,420 road traffic accidents involving personal injury happened in January to December period. In them, 212 persons were killed and 5,570 persons injured. The number of persons killed was 28 lower and that of persons injured 311 lower than in the corresponding period of 2016. Of the persons who were killed, 124 travelled by passenger car, 10 by van, four by moped, 12 by motorcycle, 10 by lorry and one by bus. Pedestrians killed numbered 27 and cyclists 12. In addition, 12 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 18.1.2018

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Statistics on road traffic accidents [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-3846. December 2017. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 21.5.2018].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/ton/2017/12/ton_2017_12_2018-01-18_tie_001_en.html

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