Published: 19 May 2020

Road traffic accidents claimed 12 lives in April

According to preliminary data of Statistics Finland, 189 accidents involving personal injury happened in road traffic in April. In them, 12 persons were killed and 234 persons injured. The number of persons killed was five lower and that of persons injured 99 lower than in April 2019. The data were compared with the previous year's preliminary data.

Persons killed in road traffic accidents 1/1985 - 4/2020. Deaths in the past 12 months by month

Persons killed in road traffic accidents 1/1985 - 4/2020. Deaths in the past 12 months by month

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

A total of 957 road traffic accidents involving personal injury happened in January to April period. In them, 67 persons were killed and 1,196 persons injured. The number of persons killed was 10 higher and that of persons injured 145 lower than in the corresponding period of 2019. Of the persons who were killed, 42 travelled by passenger car, three by van, one by motorcycle and one by lorry. Pedestrians killed numbered 10 and cyclists five. In addition, five 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 19.5.2020

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Statistics on road traffic accidents [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-3846. April 2020. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 5.6.2020].
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