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Latest publication: Statistics on road traffic accidents 2022, February

Published: 21 September 2021

Road traffic accidents claimed 24 lives in August

According to preliminary data of Statistics Finland, 365 accidents involving personal injury happened in road traffic in August. In them, 24 persons were killed and 407 persons injured. The number of persons killed was two higher and that of persons injured 136 lower than in August 2020. The data were compared with the previous year's preliminary data.

Deaths in road traffic accidents in the past 12 months, 1/1985 - 8/2021 preliminary data by month

Deaths in road traffic accidents in the past 12 months, 1/1985 - 8/2021 preliminary data by month

Of the persons who were killed, 12 travelled by passenger car and four by motorcycle. Pedestrians killed in road traffic accidents numbered two and cyclists four. In addition, two other road users were killed. Among those who died, 16 were men and eight were women.

A total of 2,066 road traffic accidents involving personal injury happened in January to August period. In them, 138 persons were killed and 2,489 persons injured. The number of persons killed was 11 lower and that of persons injured 445 lower than in the corresponding period of 2020. Of the persons who were killed, 75 travelled by passenger car, eight by van, two by moped, 21 by motorcycle and two by lorry. Pedestrians killed numbered 14 and cyclists 11. In addition, five other road users were killed.


Source: Statistics on road traffic accidents, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Mervi Härkönen 029 551 3254, Heidi Pukkila 029 551 3478, liikenne.matkailu@stat.fi

Head of Department in charge: Hannele Orjala

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Updated 21.9.2021

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Statistics on road traffic accidents [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-3846. August 2021. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 5.7.2022].
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