18,000 bike-related accidents reported in Karachi in 2014June 10, 2015
KARACHI: Head of Neurosurgery Department, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC), Dr Raza Hussain Rizvi on Thursday revealed that 18,000 bike-related road accidents occurred in Karachi in 2014, out of which 565 motorcyclists lost their lives during treatment in major hospitals.
Talking to PPI, Dr Rizvi welcomed the provincial government for requiring motorcyclists and other riders to wear helmets during travelling on the bike. He said occurrence of bike accidents will significantly reduce in the city, with implementation of this decision.
He informed that approximately 80,000 road accidents occurred in last four years in the city out of which 25 percent were women. He said most of victims were driving the bikes without helmets.
He said death ratio in helmet-wearing bike riders was only two percent out of total 4,000 cases. He said chance of survival in case of head injuries is very low in case rider is not wearing helmet.
Dr Rizvi said generally, road accidents ratio is high in people with 12 to 30 years of ages in overall reported cases. He said wearing helmet decision should be implemented in letter and spirit in order to reduce road-related head and other injuries.