Road mishaps claimed 162 lives in 2009 in Pondy
Puducherry: The Union Territory of Puducherry
recorded 162 fatal road accidents in 2009, with most victims
dying of head injuries, a top police official said.
Senior Superintendent of Police B Srikanth told reporters
here that there were a total of 2000 accidents in 2009, of
which 162 were fatal and around 1220 non fatal.
He said the deaths of vehicle riders was largely due to
riders not using helmets and urged them to do so
Srikanth said fatal road accidents were largely seen on
thoroughfares between Puducherry and Cuddalore, Villupuram and
Chennai on the East Coast Road segment.