Sadly two young friends died in a traffic accident which occurred in the Ladies Beach area of Kusadasi.   Mahir oguz sarioglu and Anil Ozbek both only 20 years old died when their motorcycle crashed into a tree at the junction of palm boyalik.

According to the Turkish Statistical Institute: (2016)

In Turkey 185 thousand 128 traffic accidents involving death or injury occurred

In the road network of Turkey, 1 million 182 thousand 491 traffic accidents occurred in total during year 2016. Among all those accidents 997 thousand 363 accidents were with material loss and 185 thousand 128 were with death or injury. For the accidents involving death or injury, 75% of them occurred at inhabited areas an 25% occurred at uninhabited areas.

7 thousand 300 persons were killed and 303 thousand 812 persons were injured

As a result of 185 thousand 128 accidents involving death or injury occurred in Turkey during year 2016, 3 thousand 493 persons were killed at accident scene and 3 thousand 807 persons who were injured at traffic accident and sent to health facilities died within 30 days after the accident due to related accident and its impacts. 48.3% of deaths and 67.3% of injuries occurred at inhabited area whereas 51.7% of deaths and 32.7% of injuries occurred at uninhabited area.    

Accidents involving death or injury occurred most in July least in January

In Turkey by year 2016 looking at the monthly distribution of 185 thousand 128 accidents involving death or injury, accidents most frequently occurred in July with 10.7% share whereas accidents least frequently occurred in January with 5.9% share. Regarding the distribution among the days of the week, accidents involving death or injury most frequently occurred on Fridays with 15.1% share and least frequently on Thursdays with 13.6% share.

67.6% of accidents involving death or injury occurred at day time

Concerning the 185 thousand 128 accidents involving death or injury occurred in the road network of Turkey, 67.6% of accidents occurred at day, 29.9% occurred at night and 2.5% occurred at twilight.

Source:  http://www.turkstat.gov.tr/PreHaberBultenleri.do?id=24606

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