A Total Number of 213 Road Traffic Accidents were reported countrywide out of which 22 were fatal road traffic accidents in which 25 persons died.

 

15 were serious injury accidents in which 24 people were seriously injured while 45 were classified as slight injury accidents in which 54 persons sustained minor injuries. 131 were damage only accidents.

 

Comparing to 2017 during the same period, 190 road traffic accidents were recorded out of which seven were fatal road traffic accidents in which 13 persons were killed, 12 were serious road traffic accidents in which 58 persons were seriously injured indicating an increase by 03 serious road traffic accidents and a decrease in casualties by 34.

 

A total number of casualties reduced this year as 103 casualties were recorded compared to 127 casualties last year during the same period.

 

Zambia Police Public Relations Officer Esther Katongo confirmed the report in a statement to 5fm news.

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