Tabuk City, Kalinga – During the past seven months, 11 lives have been lost to vehicular traffic accidents(VTA) in the province.
Kalinga police reported during the Provincial Council for Peace and Order (PPOC) second quarter meeting that VTA cases in Kalinga increased from January to July 2023.
During said period, there were 128 road accidents in the province. This is higher by 91.04% when compared to the same time in 2022.
Of the figure, 11 individuals – 7 in Tabuk, 3 in Rizal, and one in Pinukpuk – died from severe injuries.
According to the World Health Organization, injuries from road accidents are the leading cause of death among Filipinos ages 15-29 years old. The agency wrote that road crash death toll in the Philippines rose from 7,938 in 2011 to 11,096 in 2021.
From January 01 to April 11 this year, the Philippine National Police monitored 1,499 casualties due to vehicular accidents in the country.
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