A total number of 208 road traffic accidents were recorded during the Easter holiday, out of which 22 were fatal, with 14 persons killed, and 24 reported as serious injuries.
This is according to Zambia Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, Danny Mwale, who said 68 persons were seriously injured, while 47 were recorded as slight injury road traffic accidents.
Mwale said Lusaka Province recorded the highest number of RTAs with 95 followed by Copperbelt with 34. Luapula Province recorded 15, while Eastern Province recorded 12 RTAs.
He said Southern, North-Western and Western Provinces recorded 10 accidents, while Muchinga Province had eight and Central and Northern Provinces had seven RTAs respectively.
“During the same period in 2022, a total number of 210 road traffic accidents were recorded country-wide as compared to 208 road traffic accidents recorded this year, indicating a slight decrease by two,” Mwale said.
He said nine were recorded as fatal road traffic accidents where nine persons were killed during the same period in 2022 as compared to 22 fatal road traffic accidents in which 24 persons were killed this year.
Mwale said the figures indicate an increase in fatal road traffic accidents and a spike in number of persons killed by 13 and 15 respectively.
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“About 26 were recorded as serious injury road traffic accidents in which 40 persons were seriously injured in 2022 as compared to 24 serious injury road traffic accidents where 68 persons were seriously injured during this year’s Easter holiday,” he said.
Mwale said the figures show a decrease in serious injury road traffic accidents by two and an increase in persons seriously injured by 28.
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