News Middle East09 Nov 2017

Turkey:Motor accidents kill 21,000 in last 4 years

09 Nov 2017

In the last four years, more than four million traffic accidents occurred in Turkey, killing 21,000 people and injuring more than 674,000, according to data from the Turkish General Directorate of Security.

More recent data show that in the first nine months of this year, 307,000 traffic accidents occurred across the country, killing 2,700 people. In addition, more than 232,000 people were injured in the January-September period, reported Hurriyet Daily citing the data.

Insurance companies paid TRY4 billion (US$1.04 billion) for those killed, as well as injuries and property damages suffered during the first six months of 2017.


 

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