65 people seriously injured in road traffic accidents in NI every month

By Gillian Crotty

The latest figures maintained by the PSNI suggest that on average each month, road crashes and accidents on Northern Ireland roads result in approximately 5 deaths, 65 people left seriously injured and 735 people with slight injuries.

There have been 56 fatalities as a result of road crashes or accidents on Northern Ireland roads so far this year, as we approach what is often the worse time of year for collisions and crashes as a result of worsening weather conditions. Two thirds of the fatalities were male, and over half were aged between 25 to 64-years old. The statistics also show that the majority of fatalities resulted from road traffic accidents on rural roads (67 per cent), with only one fatality arising from a crash or collision on a motorway or dual carriageway.

The figures also show that 735 people are left slightly injured each month as a result of a road traffic crash, with 65 left seriously injured.

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