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Over 200 People Seriously Injured In Midlands Crashes Between 2017-2020

There were nine serious injuries for every fatality on Irish roads, over a four year period.

There were nine serious injuries for every fatality on Irish roads, over a four year period.

That's according to a new study from the Road Safety Authority, examining traffic collisions from 2017 to 2020.

The report also found that on average over 200 people in the midlands were seriously injured during that time.

Westmeath has the highest number in the region at 23, while the number in Offaly stands at 18 and it's 17 in Laois. 

Dublin, Cork and Galway have the highest number of serious injuries. 

The research also showed that 63% of drivers who suffered from serious injuries were male, whereas over half (55%) of passengers who suffered serious injuries were female.”

Meanwhile, EU research revealed that one third of serious injury victims suffered lifelong disabilities. 
 

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