Bengaluru sees 67% surge in fatalities of accident victims en route to hospital

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Published April 28, 2024 at 9:18pm

    292 victims lost their lives while being transported to hospital

    2023 witnessed a grim milestone with at least 300 fatalities

    Fatal accidents on high-speed roads between 9 PM and 6 AM

Bengaluru has experienced a distressing surge in the number of accident victims succumbing en route to hospitals over the past three years. According to Bengaluru Traffic Police data, in 2021, 175 individuals lost their lives while being transported to hospitals for urgent medical attention. Shockingly, this figure skyrocketed by nearly 67% to 292 victims in 2023.

Also read: Bengaluru: Ambulances keep getting stuck in traffic, cops clueless

Moreover, the year 2023 witnessed a grim milestone with at least 300 fatalities occurring within the crucial first hour, commonly referred to as the ‘golden hour’, following accidents. Analysis of traffic police data reveals that fatal accidents predominantly unfold on major high-speed roads leading to the city outskirts, notably between the hours of 9 PM and 6 AM, potentially impeding ambulance accessibility.

The deficiencies in emergency care services exacerbated by delayed ambulance arrivals and traffic congestion have led to this surge in accident fatalities, only prompt hospitalization and initial medical intervention for accident victims can enhance survival prospects.

To enhance emergency medical services, health department is in discussions with law enforcement to streamline traffic signals, facilitating expedited ambulance transit, particularly for services like the 108 ambulance fleet, which operates 715 vehicles across the state.

Efforts to bolster emergency response mechanisms, including augmenting ambulance fleets and optimizing traffic management, underscore a collective endeavour to mitigate the tragic toll of accidents on Bengaluru’s roads.

Bengaluru sees 67% surge in fatalities of accident victims en route to hospital

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    292 victims lost their lives while being transported to hospital

    2023 witnessed a grim milestone with at least 300 fatalities

    Fatal accidents on high-speed roads between 9 PM and 6 AM

Bengaluru has experienced a distressing surge in the number of accident victims succumbing en route to hospitals over the past three years. According to Bengaluru Traffic Police data, in 2021, 175 individuals lost their lives while being transported to hospitals for urgent medical attention. Shockingly, this figure skyrocketed by nearly 67% to 292 victims in 2023.

Also read: Bengaluru: Ambulances keep getting stuck in traffic, cops clueless

Moreover, the year 2023 witnessed a grim milestone with at least 300 fatalities occurring within the crucial first hour, commonly referred to as the ‘golden hour’, following accidents. Analysis of traffic police data reveals that fatal accidents predominantly unfold on major high-speed roads leading to the city outskirts, notably between the hours of 9 PM and 6 AM, potentially impeding ambulance accessibility.

The deficiencies in emergency care services exacerbated by delayed ambulance arrivals and traffic congestion have led to this surge in accident fatalities, only prompt hospitalization and initial medical intervention for accident victims can enhance survival prospects.

To enhance emergency medical services, health department is in discussions with law enforcement to streamline traffic signals, facilitating expedited ambulance transit, particularly for services like the 108 ambulance fleet, which operates 715 vehicles across the state.

Efforts to bolster emergency response mechanisms, including augmenting ambulance fleets and optimizing traffic management, underscore a collective endeavour to mitigate the tragic toll of accidents on Bengaluru’s roads.

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