In April 2010, a provisional number of 1,645 casualties resulting from 751 crashes were reported by the participating hospitals, health centres, and traffic police departments in the 24 reporting provinces. Among them, 192 were fatalities and 670 were severely injured. 1,357 vehicles were involved in those crashes. Compared to April 2009, the number of fatalities decreased by 4%.
The highest number of casualties in April 2010 was in Preah Sihanouk province (182 casualties).
In Phnom Penh, only Kuntha Bopha and traffic police reported to RCVIS with total casualties of 56. Among them, 10 died and 29 were severely injured.
188 motorbike casualties wearing a helmet at the time of crashes. This number decreased by 35% compared to March 2010. 34% of them were farmers, followed by worker (18%) and student(12%). The highest number of casualties that wearing a helmet was observed in Kandal province.
- The main cause of crashes was speed related which contributed to almost 50% of the total fatalities and drink driving shared about 18% in this month.
- 60% of injury casualties and 55% of fatalities were aged between 15-29 years old. Among the age group, farmer shared the highest (46%) followed by students (23%) and workers (15%).
- 81% of fatal crashes happened on straight road and 12% happened on curve road.
Khmer New Year (April 13th-17th, 2010):
- More than 40% of total casualties for the whole month were suffered during Khmer New Year. There were 734 casualties, among them 659 injuries and 65 fatalities were recorded during Khmer New Year. The average number of fatalities during this five-day holiday was more than double the average of the month (14 compared to 6.2).
- The peak of injury casualties was between 4pm and 5pm, but the peak of fatalities was between 6pm and 7pm.
- 75% of fatalities were aged between 15-34 years old.
- The highest injury casualties was observed on April 15th (the 2nd New Year day), but the highest fatalities was observed on April 14th (the 1st New Year day).
- 34% of crashes were head-on, followed by right-angle (26%) and hit pedestrian (13%).
- 7% of casualties were pedestrian. Among them, the highest risky group was aged between 5-9 years old.
- The highest number of fatalities was recorded in Siem Reap province, followed by Kandal province.
- 38% of fatalities were injured along the Asian highway network. Compared to March 2010, the total number of fatalities increased by 13%, a significant increase was observed at NR.1 (from 7 to 15 deaths).