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Latest publication: Statistics on road traffic accidents 2021, July

Published: 22 June 2021

Road traffic accidents claimed 21 lives in May

According to preliminary data of Statistics Finland, 242 accidents involving personal injury happened in road traffic in May. In them, 21 persons were killed and 274 persons injured. The number of persons killed was eight higher and that of persons injured 32 lower than in May 2020. The data were compared with the previous year's preliminary data.

Persons killed in road traffic accidents 1/1985 - 5/2021. Deaths in the past 12 months by month

Persons killed in road traffic accidents 1/1985 - 5/2021. Deaths in the past 12 months by month

Of the persons who were killed, 11 travelled by passenger car, one by van and four by motorcycle. Pedestrians killed in road traffic accidents numbered four and cyclists one. Among those who died, 17 were men and four were women.

A total of 923 road traffic accidents involving personal injury happened in January to May period. In them, 71 persons were killed and 1,111 persons injured. The number of persons killed was 11 lower and that of persons injured 394 lower than in the corresponding period of 2020. Of the persons who were killed, 43 travelled by passenger car, six by van, four by motorcycle and two by lorry. Pedestrians killed numbered 10 and cyclists four. In addition, two other road users were killed.


Source: Statistics on road traffic accidents, Statistics Finland

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

Head of Department in charge: Hannele Orjala

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Updated 22.6.2021

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Statistics on road traffic accidents [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-3846. May 2021. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 20.9.2021].
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