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24,000 car accidents in Oman in Q1

24,000 car accidents in Oman in Q1

The total number of traffic accidents during the first quarter of this year has reached 23,800, including 4,100 serious accidents and approximately 19,700 minor accidents, unaudited quarterly data of the insurance sector showed, according to Gulf News.

The volume of claims for minor traffic accidents grew by 9% for the first quarter of this year, compared to the same period last year, exceeding 20,400 which caused only material damage, the data released by the Oman’s Capital market authority revealed.

The number of claims for serious traffic accidents that had only material impacts, grew 11%, to reach 4,224 accidents.

The data also showed a rise in the number of claims for serious traffic accidents, which caused material damage in addition to treatment expenses for human injuries by 12% compared to the same period last year, while the number of claims that caused deaths has witnessed an increase of 6%, reaching 145 traffic accidents.

The compensation paid for minor traffic accidents with material damage only has decreased by 26% to reach 4.7 million riyals, against a large increase exceeding 300% in the compensation paid for serious traffic accidents, which caused material damage only, amounting to 2.45 million riyals.
 

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