328 deaths daily in accidents: 1.20 lakh people died in accidents due to negligence

 In the country in 2020, 1.20 lakh people lost their lives due to careless driving. This situation remained despite the lockdown in the year under review. On an average, 328 people died in road accidents every day in 2020.



The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) has revealed this in its annual 'Crime India' report for 2020. According to the report, 3.92 lakh people have lost their lives in road accidents due to negligence during the three years. Whereas in 2020, 1.20 lakh people died. While there were 1.36 lakh deaths in 2019 and 1.35 lakh in 2018.


1.35 lakh cases of hit and run

According to the report of NCRB, which works under the Union Home Ministry, 1.35 lakh cases of 'hit and run' have been registered in the country since 2018. There were 41,196 hit-and-run cases in 2020 alone, while there were 47,504 in 2019 and 47,028 in 2018. According to the data, in the last one year, on an average, 112 cases of hit and run have been reported across the country every day.


Injury cases stood at 1.30 lakh

The cases of injuries due to speeding or reckless driving on a public road were 1.30 lakh in 2020, 1.60 lakh in 2019 and 1.66 lakh in 2018, while serious injury cases were 85,920 in 2020, 1.12 lakh in 2019 and 1.08 lakh in 2018. .


521 cases of deaths in train accidents

Similarly, 52 cases of death due to negligence in rail accidents were registered across the country in 2020. Earlier 55 cases were registered in the year 2019 and 35 in 2018.


133 cases of deaths due to negligence in treatment

133 cases of deaths due to negligence in treatment were registered in the country during 2020, compared to 201 in 2019 and 218 in 2018. As per the report, 51 cases of deaths due to negligence of civic bodies were registered in 2020, while 147 in 2019 and 40 in 2018. 6,367 cases of deaths due to other negligence were registered in 2020, while 7,912 in 2019 and 8,687 in 2018.

The NCRB report states that there was a lockdown in the country from 25 March 2020 to 31 May 2020 due to the corona epidemic. During this time, movement in public places was very limited. Despite this, there was no reduction in accidents comparatively.

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