Following a data request made to the Malta Police Force by Malta Daily, it was revealed that there were a total of 581 traffic accident victims reported between January 1st and May 21st 2023.
The month-by-month breakdown exhibited an increase in accident victims between January and April. A total of 106 traffic accident victims were reported in January 2023, with one individual sustaining fatal injuries, 28 others sustaining grievous injuries and 77 sustaining slight injuries.
In February 2023, two people sustained fatal injuries, 33 others sustained grievous injuries and 71 individuals sustained slight injuries, amounting to a total of 106.
March saw a total of 137 victim reports, with zero accidents resulting in fatal injuries, 35 individuals sustaining grievous injuries and 102 with slight injuries, amounting to a total of 137 traffic accident victims.
The following month of April also had no fatal accidents but an increase in individuals sustaining grievous injuries, with the total standing at 46 whilst 101 sustained slight injuries, resulting in a total of 147.
Between 1st and 21st May 2023, four victims lost their lives as a result of traffic accidents, whilst 17 sustained grievous injuries and 64 sustained slight injuries, amounting to a total of 85 traffic accident victims.