Thiruvananthapuram: Estimates show that 104 pedestrians lost their lives in road accidents in the capital in two and a half years. Statistics reveal that two-wheelers are responsible for the majority of accidents, with a significant number of fatalities occurring on national highways.
This figure pertains to the period from January to July 2021, with 20 pedestrians tragically losing their lives in road accidents in July of this year alone. Two-wheelers are responsible for causing more fatalities. Cars, autos, and bikes pose a greater danger to pedestrians than large vehicles. Cars accounted for 26 pedestrian fatalities during this period, while autorickshaws were responsible for 11 accidents.
54% of pedestrian accidents occurred during the day, with 48 deaths in night accidents and 56 during the day. 53 of them died in accidents on national highways, and 47 accidents were caused by two-wheelers. There were 26 accidents caused by cars and 11 by autorickshaws.