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554 people killed in 463 road crashes in Nov

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 5 December, 2022 12:00 AM
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554 people killed in 463 road crashes in Nov

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At least 554 people were killed in 463 road crashes across the country in November.

In addition, 747 people were injured in the accidents, according to a study report released by the Road Safety Foundation.

A total of 229 motorbike riders died in 194 accidents, which represents 41.33 percent of the total number of road crash victims. Furthermore, 123 commuters were killed in the crashes, which is 22.20 percent of the total number of deaths.

Road Safety Foundation analysis shows 41.46 percent of accidents occurred on national highways.

Head-on collisions accounted for 17.49 percent of the accidents, while loss of control accounted for 44.49 percent. Trucks, covered vans, pickup vans, and police vans were involved in 22.98 percent of accidents.

In 12.54 percent of the accidents, passenger buses were involved, and 3.30 percent involved microbuses, cars, and ambulances.

In 16.11 percent of the accidents, three-wheelers were involved, while bicycles, rickshaws, and pedal vans were involved in 3.56 percent of the road crashes.

The accidents involved 757 vehicles, including 125 trucks, 95 buses, 10 microbuses, 12 cars, 3 ambulances, 217 motorcycles, and 122 three-wheelers. The majority of accidents occur in the morning, accounting for 30.02 percent.

Most accidents and fatalities occurred in Dhaka division - 174 people died in 142 accidents. As a single district, Chattogram had the highest number of accidents at 27 and Mymensingh district had the highest number of fatalities at 25.

Manikganj, Narail, Jhalkathi, Lalmonirhat, and Rangamati had the least number of accidents. There were 11 accidents in these 5 districts, but no one was killed.

Some 13 people were killed and 22 injured in 18 accidents in the capital.

According to the report, defective vehicles, reckless speeding, inefficiency, physical and mental illnesses of drivers, and reckless motorcycle riding by youth were the main causes of road accidents in the country in November.