The number of road traffic fatalities in Finland increased in May.
According to preliminary data of Statistics Finland, 242 accidents involving personal injury happened in road traffic in May.
In them, 21 persons were killed and 274 persons injured.
The number of persons killed was 8 higher and that of persons injured 32 lower than in May 2020.
The data were compared with the previous year's preliminary data.
Of the persons who were killed, 11 traveled by passenger car, one by van and four by motorcycle. Pedestrians killed in road traffic accidents numbered 4 and cyclists 1.
Among those who died, 17 were men and 4 were women.
In the January to May period, 923 road traffic accidents involving personal injury happened. In them, 71 persons were killed and 1,111 persons injured.
The number of persons killed was 11 lower and that of persons injured 394 lower than in the corresponding period of 2020.
Of the persons who were killed, 43 traveled by passenger car, 6 by van, 4 by motorcycle and 2 by lorry.
Pedestrians killed numbered 10 and cyclists 4. In addition, two other road users were killed.