Published: 16 May 2019

Road traffic accidents claimed 17 lives in April

According to preliminary data of Statistics Finland, 278 accidents involving personal injury happened in road traffic in April. In them, 17 persons were killed and 333 persons injured. The number of persons killed was the same and that of persons injured three higher than in April 2018. The data were compared with the previous year's preliminary data.

Persons killed in road traffic accidents 1/1985 - 4/2019. Deaths in the past 12 months by month

Persons killed in road traffic accidents 1/1985 - 4/2019. Deaths in the past 12 months by month

Of the persons who were killed, 11 travelled by passenger car, one by moped and three by motorcycle. In addition, two other road users were killed. Among those who died, 17 were men.

A total of 1,027 road traffic accidents involving personal injury happened in January to April period. In them, 57 persons were killed and 1,341 persons injured. The number of persons killed was the same and that of persons injured three lower than in the corresponding period of 2018. Of the persons who were killed, 42 travelled by passenger car, three by van, one by moped, three by motorcycle and two by lorry. Pedestrians killed numbered three and cyclists one. In addition, two other road users were killed.


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

Inquiries: Irmeli Segerholm 029 551 3219, Mari Niemi 029 551 3516, liikenne.matkailu@stat.fi

Director in charge: Mari Ylä-Jarkko

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Updated 16.5.2019

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Statistics on road traffic accidents [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-3846. April 2019. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 23.5.2019].
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