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Almost 9 thousand injured and killed in road accidents this year

The number of road accidents caused by children has increased 1.4 times

Almost 6.5 thousand road accidents with victims were recorded in Ukraine in 4 months of 2024, according to the Patrol Police Department (PPD). This is 6% more than in the same period in 2023. 813 people died in these accidents. There has also been a significant increase in the number of road accidents involving children – 1.4 times this year. Most of these accidents occurred in the Lviv region.

6475 road accidents with victims were recorded in Ukraine in the first four months of 2024. This is 6% more than last year.

The number of people killed in such accidents this year reached 813, and 8155 were injured.

For the second year in a row, the top three anti-leaders in terms of the number of accidents with victims are led by Dnipropetrovska oblast, where 637 such incidents occurred, 10% of the total number in the country. The number of accidents here increased by 14.5% compared to the same period last year.

Lviv region ranks second with 586 accidents with victims (9%), and Kyiv closes the top three anti-leaders with 534 cases (8%).

The largest increase in road accidents with victims over the year was recorded in Kherson (+26%), Mykolaiv (+23%) and Rivne (+23%) regions.

Most people – 70% of the total number – died in road accidents due to speeding (430) and maneuvering violations (136).

It is worth noting that the number of road accidents involving children is increasing year by year. For example, 956 such accidents occurred in the first four months of 2024, almost a quarter more than in the same period last year. The highest number of such accidents was recorded in Lviv region – 115 cases.

The number of accidents involving children has increased 1.4 times this year compared to last year and 3 times compared to 2021. The largest number of such cases occurred in Lviv (21), Rivne (14), Ivano-Frankivsk (13), and Volyn (12).

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Losses among civilians from February 24, when Russia started the war against Ukraine, until 24:00 on April 2, 2022, amounted to 3455 civilians (3342 in the report a day earlier), including 1417 dead (1325), reports the Office of the UN High Commissioner for human rights on resurrection. “OHCHR believes that the actual figures are much higher as information is delayed from some areas of intense fighting and many reports are still awaiting confirmation,” the document says. According to him, this applies, for example, to Mariupol and Volnovakha (Donetsk region), Izyum (Kharkiv region), Popasna (Luhansk region), Irpin (Kyiv region), where there are reports of numerous civilian casualties. They are subject to further verification and are not included in the above statistics. “The majority of civilian deaths or injuries were caused by the use of explosive devices with a wide area of ​​effect, including shelling from heavy artillery and multiple launch rocket systems, as well as rocket and air strikes,” the report says. According to confirmed UN data, 293 men, 201 women, 40 boys and 22 girls died, while the sex of 59 children and 802 adults has not yet been determined. Among the 2,038 injured, 41 are girls and 38 boys, as well as 92 children whose gender has not yet been determined. Compared to the previous day, according to the UN, a child died and three more were injured. OHCHR points out that in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, as of midnight on April 3, there were 401 (381) dead and 784 (793) injured in government-controlled territory, and 67 (67) dead and 252 (246) injured in territory controlled by self-proclaimed “republics”. In other regions of Ukraine under government control (in Kyiv, as well as in Zhytomyr, Zaporozhye, Kiev, Sumy, Odessa, Mykolaiv, Kharkiv, Kherson, Dnepropetrovsk, Cherkasy and Chernihiv regions), the UN recorded 949 (877) dead and 1002 (978) injured . The report also states that, according to the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, as of 08:00 on April 3, 158 (158) children were killed and 258 (254) were injured. The increase in indicators in this report compared to the figures in the previous report should not be attributed only to new cases that occurred on April 2, since during the day OHCHR also verified a number of cases that occurred in previous days, the document specifies.

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