Road traffic accidents 

Updated: 16.12.2015 - Next update: 15.6.2016

A total of 229 persons died in road traffic accidents and 519 were seriously injured in 2014

According to Statistics Finland, 5,324 road traffic accidents involving personal injury occurred in 2014. In all, 229 persons died in accidents and 6,705 were injured, of which 519 persons or 7.7 per cent seriously 1) . In 2014, there were 29 fewer fatalities than one year before and 24 more 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.