Chandigarh: At least three precious lives are lost in fatal accidents every week in Chandigarh. In most of the accidents, two-wheeler riders were the victims, depicts data. According to an official of Chandigarh Traffic Police, in the year 2016, till April 17, 43 people have lost their lives in the 137 road accidents that took place in city.
While in the year 2015, till April 17, 33 people had lost their lives in 134 road accidents that took place in city. The data reveals that in 2016, among the 43 fatal accidents, 16 victims were riding two-wheelers and among these, 14 were male and 2 were female.
Following this, cyclist has also been the most unsafe on city roads, as 11 have been killed by the rashly driven vehicles. Pedestrians have been reported unsafe on city roads, as 10 have been killed so far till April 17, in 2016. Police sources reveal that 179 cyclists have been killed in road accidents between 2010 and 2014.
Going by the recent accidents, on April 9, an 18 years old motorcyclist, Hotel Management student was killed after he was allegedly hit by a rashly driven school bus here at Sector 31, Chandigarh. On April 3, three persons including a five years old girl were killed in three separate accidents in Tricity within 24 hours. Even though the actual number of road accidents in the city per year has reduced in the last five years, the percentage of fatal accidents has increased.
Most of the accidents were reported from Madhya Marg, Transport Area traffic light point, the Railway Station traffic light point and the Housing Board traffic light point, PGI/PU crossing, airport light point and Dakshin Marg which have a heavy inflow of traffic and connect commuters to Panchkula, Zirakpur and Mohali. Data reveals that in 2016, among the 43 fatal accidents, 16 victims were two-wheeler riders
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