Every day, on an average, as many as 115 road accidents take place in Maharashtra and 37 people die in these mishaps, reveals the annual crime report released by the Crime Investigation Department. Pune, on an average, witnesses four accidents per day and three deaths every 48 hours, states the report. The maximum number of road accidents — 3,123 — took place in Aurangabad in 2015, followed by Mumbai (2,551) and Navi Mumbai (2,223). Mumbai tops the list of road accident deaths — 611 — followed by Pune, which saw 543 such deaths.
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In 2015, Maharashtra witnessed 42,250 accidents, in which 13,685 people died and 39,301 were injured. In 2014, the state saw 44,382 road accidents, in which 13,529 persons were killed and 43,668 injured. While the number of accidents fell by 4.8 per cent, the number of accident-related deaths increased by 1.15 per cent).
Two-wheeler riders most vulnerable
Of the 13,685 persons who died in road accidents in 2015, as many as 5,632 died in accidents involving two-wheelers, and 2,225 died in accidents involving trucks. As many as 1,336 persons died in car accidents and 540 died in bus mishaps.