Road accidents in China kill 26,000 each year
Approximately 260,000 people die in China as a result of road accidents each year, and around 6 in 10 of the total are road users such as pedestrians, cyclists and people on motorcycles, according to the latest World Health estimates.
The information was released on Tuesday as WHO China was holding a Health Dialogue under the theme of Safer Roads Save Lives, designed to provide platforms for strategic discussion on critical public health issues facing China and the world.
Worldwide, 1.25 million people die from road traffic injuries each year, and an additional 20 to 50 million people sustain nonfatal injuries as a result of road traffic collisions or crashes, WHO estimations showed. Road traffic injuries are a top10 cause of death globally, and the leading cause of death for people aged 15 to 29.