Road traffic accidents increase by 8.4 percent in first three months of 2019

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According to a report published by the National Statistics Office, road accidents in Malta increased by 8.4 percent in the first three months of 2019. The total number of accidents in the Island country were reported to be 3656.

However, the casualties resulting from such accidents decreased by 3 percent as compared to 2018. Total 1375 accidents of the total were reported from Northern Harbour District area.

Under the grievously injured category, the majority of victims – 71.2 percent – were males. Out of the total 59, 30 drivers, 23 pedestrians, and six passengers were grievously injured.

The report also showed that the largest number of casualties occurred in the cases of car accidents, followed by motorcycles. The maximum number of road casualties happened because of a collision between two vehicles.

Most road accidents happened between 9 am to 11:59 am with 821 total cases, followed by 779 cases from 12 pm to 2:59 pm. Only 58 cases were reported from 3 am to 5:59 am.

The report published by NSO highlights various factors related to road accidents in Malta and helps the government in a comprehensive assessment to take necessary steps in future.