A total of 19,478 road accidents occurred in 2021 as a result of drivers losing control due to inappropriate speeding, distraction or misjudging turns, claiming the lives of 9,150 people while 19,077 people were injured, according to a report by the Ministry of Transport and Roads. Highway (MoRTH).
The report titled ‘Road Accidents in India – 2021’ shows that the nature of the types of accidents or collisions at the national aggregate level data shows an increase in 2021 compared to 2020.
Indian cricketer Rishabh Pant suffered multiple injuries when his car collided with the divider on the Delhi-Dehradun highway early Friday morning.
“Pant had an accident in Manglaur, Haridwar district when his car hit the median at 5:30 am on Friday morning,” said Haridwar SSP Ajai Singh.
A total of 412,432 road accidents occurred in 2021, claiming the lives of 1,53,972 people and injuring 3,84,448.
According to the report, rear-end collisions (21.2%) accounted for the largest share of total accidents and total fatalities (18.6%) in 2021, followed by ‘frontal collisions’ ‘ (18.5%) and (17.7 percent), respectively.
Head-on collisions are known to occur on roads with narrow lanes, sharp turns, lanes without medians for two-way vehicles, and on busy roads.
According to the report, the other main types of fatal crashes were ‘hit and run’ (16.8%) and ‘side-impact’ (11.9%).
The Motor Vehicle Amendment Act 2019 provides for the enhanced rate of $2, 000, 000 for the death of a victim in a hit and run against $25,000 earlier.
A rear-end collision or rear-end collision occurs when a vehicle hits the vehicle in front.
Common factors that contribute to rear-end collisions include driver inattention or distraction, tailgating (backwarding) at intersections, abrupt stops, and reduced traction due to rear-end collisions. wet weather or trail surface.
First published date: December 30, 2022, 15:00 pm IST