Greater number of Leitrim drivers injured in serious road crashes – RSA

Leitrim has recorded some of the highest number of people seriously injured following a road crash according to new figures published by the Road Safety Authority

An analysis of serious injury collisions and serious injuries on Irish roads between 2014 and 2017 reveals that Leitrim with twenty-two, Cavan with twenty-three and Monaghan with twenty-one were the counties with the highest average annual number of serious injury collisions per hundred thousand of population.

Figures for Roscommon and Longford showed they had eighteen serious road crashes per capita in the same time period.

The total number of serious road crashes recorded in Roscommon were forty-seven, in Longford it was twenty-nine and in Leitrim it was twenty-eight.

24% of serious injury collisions that took place on Saturday and Sunday occurred between the hours 10pm and 4am and 47% of seriously injured passengers are 24 or younger.