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Posted On: 10 September 2011 02:10 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:11 pm

1,894 ‘died of road accidents in 10-year period’

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A total of 1,894 deaths were reported in road accidents in Qatar during the decade from 2001 to 2010, a local Arabic daily reported yesterday quoting the Traffic Department. The statistics also revealed that there has been a decrease in the number of deaths resulting from road accidents in 2009 and 2010, compared to 2008. If 230 persons were killed in road accidents in 2008, the number in 2009 was 223, and that in 2010 was 228. The number of severe injuries has also decreased. In 2008, it was 570, but in 2009, it dropped to 544 and in 2010, it became 546 cases. According to the new statistics, there were 34,268 court cases relating to injury or death; 1,611 of them dealing with deaths, 3,352 for severe injuries and 7,186 for light injuries. The study also revealed that 2006 witnessed the maximum number of those killed in road accidents, 270, and 2008 saw the highest record of severe injuries (570). Gulf Times