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Sun, 19 Jun, 2016 12:03:53 AM
FTimes Report, Jun 19
 
File Photo – Lehtikuva.
At least 18 persons were killed and another 585 injured in road traffic accidents in May, according to preliminary data of Statistics Finland.
 
A total of 497 road accidents involving personal injury happened in May.  
 
The number of persons killed was four lower and that of persons injured six lower than in May 2015.
 
Of the persons who were killed, eight travelled by passenger car, three by van and four by motorcycle.
 
Cyclists killed in road traffic accidents numbered three. Among those who died, 16 were men and two were women, the data show.
 
Persons killed in road traffic accidents 1/1985 - 5/2016 Deaths in the past 12 months by month. Source: Transport and Tourism: Statistics on road traffic accidents. Statistics Finland.
A total of 1 622 road traffic accidents involving personal injury happened in January to May period. In them, 81 persons were killed and 2 035 persons injured.
 
The number of persons killed was 19 lower and that of persons injured 127 lower than in the corresponding period of 2015.
 
Of the persons who were killed, 59 travelled by passenger car, six by van, one by moped, four by motorcycle and one by lorry. Pedestrians killed numbered six and cyclists four.
 
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