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Road traffic accidents claimed 12 lives in April 2022

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2022, April
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According to preliminary data of Statistics Finland, 183 accidents involving personal injury happened in road traffic in April. In them, 12 persons were killed and 240 persons injured. The number of persons killed was four lower and that of persons injured 15 higher than in April 2021. The data were compared with the previous year's preliminary data

The number of people killed in road traffic by line chart by road users from 1985 to 2022. 
The total number of deaths was the highest number around 1990, when the number reached nearly 750 people. 
Since then, the number has fallen to two hundred. Passenger car deaths have fallen from more than three hundred to close to 100. 
The number of people who have perished in light traffic has fallen from just over two hundred to about fifty. 
The death toll of other road users has long remained below 100, now coinciding with light traffic fatalities.

Key points

  • There were 183 road traffic accidents resulting to personal injury in April 2022.
  • Road traffic accidents caused the death of 12 and injury of 240 persons.
  • Of the persons who were killed, eight travelled by passenger car and one by bicycle. Furthermore, three pedestrians were killed.
  • Among those who died, nine were men and three were women.

A total of 718 road traffic accidents involving personal injury happened in January to April period. In them, 45 persons were killed and 921 persons injured. The number of persons killed was five lower and that of persons injured 96 higher than in the corresponding period of 2021. Of the persons who were killed, 36 travelled by passenger car and one by lorry. Pedestrians killed numbered seven and cyclists one.

Data on accidents under the influence of intoxicants is available at a separate database service.

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Classifications used:
  • Road user
  • Type of accident
Updated:
21.06.2022

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