Road traffic accidents 

Updated: 19.1.2017 - Next update: 19.1.2018

A total of 270 persons died in road traffic accidents and 477 were seriously injured in 2015

According to Statistics Finland, 5,185 road traffic accidents involving personal injury occurred in 2015. In all, 270 persons died in accidents and 6,408 were injured, of which 477 persons or 7.4 per cent seriously 1) . In 2015, there were 41 more fatalities than one year before and 297 fewer injured persons.

Statistics Finland / Statistics on road traffic accidents

Description of indicator

The indicator includes road traffic accidents involving personal injury known to police and reported by police to Statistics Finland.

Road traffic accident is an event having lead to personal injury or damage to property that has taken place in an area intended for public transport or generally used for transport and in which at least one of the involved parties has been a moving vehicle. In addition to the vehicles specified in the Road Traffic Act, such party can also be a tram and in level crossing accidents a train. The falling down of a pedestrian is not a traffic accident, but that of a rider of a bicycle (= vehicle) is.