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General News Wed, 10 Jan 2018

2,076 people died in road accidents in 2017

A total of 2,076 people died in road traffic accidents in 2017.

This is eight people less than the 2,084 people killed in 2016. 514 Females killed in 2017.

Data compiled by the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) revealed that 514 females, comprising 379 above 18 years and 135 below 18 years, were killed in 2017.

1,562 Males killed in 2017

Similarly, 1,562 males, made up of 1,369 persons above 18 years and 193 people below 18 years, also perished last year.

879 Pedestrians killed in 2017

Out of the 3,300 pedestrian knockdowns last year, 879 were killed while 2,421 survived their injuries.

12,166 Travellers injured

According to the data, 12,166 travellers were injured in 2017, compared to 12,522 in 2016.

20,444 Vehicles involved in accidents

The data puts total number of motor vehicles involved in accident in 2017 at 20,444.

Types of motor vehicles involved

The breakdown of category of motor vehicles involved is 8,080 commercial vehicles, 8,877 private vehicles, and 3,487 motorcycles.

The number of motorcycles involved in accidents recorded in 2017 was 3,487. Eastern Region tops regional breakdown of deaths.

The regional breakdown of persons killed from highest to lowest is Eastern – 374; Ashanti – 335; Accra – 296; Brong Ahafo – 253; Central – 193; Northern – 136; Tema – 125; Western – 125; Volta – 120; Upper West – 61; and Upper East – 58.

Breakdown of pedestrian knockdowns

The regional breakdown of pedestrian knockdowns are Accra – 1,196; Tema – 200; Eastern – 404; Central – 307; Western – 161; Ashanti – 652; Volta – 150; Northern – 47; Upper West – 16; Upper East – 29; and Brong Ahafo – 138.

Regional breakdown of pedestrians killed

For the regional breakdown of pedestrians killed, the figures are Accra – 238; Tema – 61; Eastern – 131; Central – 91; Western – 57; Ashanti – 129; Volta – 49; Northern – 37; Upper West – eight; Upper East – 12; and Brong Ahafo – 66.

Breakdown of pedestrian deaths

For the regional breakdown of pedestrians killed, the figures are Accra – 238; Tema – 61; Eastern – 131; Central – 91; Western – 57; Ashanti – 129; Volta – 49; Northern – 37; Upper West – eight; Upper East – 12; and Brong Ahafo – 66.

Accra tops accidents

On regional breakdown of motor vehicle accidents are Accra – 8,893; Ashanti – 3,551; Eastern – 1,724; Tema – 1,510; Central – 1,422; Volta – 823; Western – 781; Brong Ahafo – 722; Northern – 467; Upper East – 330; and Upper West – 221.

Source: thefinderonline.com
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