Drunk pedestrians helped cause over 100 serious casualties

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Food for thought this New Year’s Eve: drunk pedestrians were a causal factor in 330 road traffic collisions in Northern Ireland over the past five years.

Seventeen people were killed as a result of the 330 accidents. Ninety were seriously injured.

In total the 330 car accidents resulted in 361 casualties.

Slight injuries were suffered by 254 of the RTC victims.

Releasing the information for the period August 1, 2009 to July 31, 2014, the PSNI stated: “There were 330 collisions in which the principal causation factor is ‘Impaired by alcohol-pedestrian.’ These 330 collisions resulted in 361 casualties.”

The PSNI added the proviso that the casualties may not all have related to pedestrians as drivers/riders may also have been injured as a result of drunk pedestrians.