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Published: 21 April 2020

Road traffic accidents claimed 20 lives in March

According to preliminary data of Statistics Finland, 231 accidents involving personal injury happened in road traffic in March. In them, 20 persons were killed and 270 persons injured. The number of persons killed was six higher and that of persons injured 39 lower than in March 2019. The data were compared with the previous year's preliminary data.

Persons killed in road traffic accidents 1/1985 - 3/2020. Deaths in the past 12 months by month

Persons killed in road traffic accidents 1/1985 - 3/2020. Deaths in the past 12 months by month

Of the persons who were killed, 16 travelled by passenger car. Pedestrians killed in road traffic accidents numbered one and cyclists two. In addition, one other road user was killed. Among those who died, 16 were men and four were women.

A total of 764 road traffic accidents involving personal injury happened in January to March period. In them, 54 persons were killed and 953 persons injured. The number of persons killed was 14 higher and that of persons injured 54 lower than in the corresponding period of 2019. Of the persons who were killed, 33 travelled by passenger car, three by van, one by motorcycle and one by lorry. Pedestrians killed numbered nine and cyclists four. In addition, three other road users were killed.


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

Inquiries: Irmeli Segerholm 029 551 3219, Mervi Härkönen 029 551 3254, liikenne.matkailu@stat.fi

Director in charge: Mari Ylä-Jarkko

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Updated 21.4.2020

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Statistics on road traffic accidents [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-3846. March 2020. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 25.2.2024].
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