1164 deaths due to motor accidents in first 5 months of 2019

1164 deaths due to motor accidents in first 5 months of 2019

1164 deaths due to motor accidents in first 5 months of 2019

Written by Staff Writer

07 Jul, 2019 | 1:42 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) – The National Council for Road Safety says that 1164 people have died in motor accidents in the first five months of the year(2019). Chairman of the Association Dr Sisira Kodagoda said that 1093 accidents had occurred during this period.

The highest number of accidents involved motorbikes and 391 deaths were reported in motorbike accidents in which 64 deaths were the motorcyclist.

Most accidents were caused due to driving under influence and over speeding.

Dr Sisira Kodagoda added that comparatively a decline in fatal accidents is reported this year.

 

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