Half of the accident cases in Delhi last year were hit-and-run cases and 44% of the victims were pedestrians.
An accident analysis report released by traffic police found that Delhi had one fatal accident per square kilometre of road stretch in 2017 while on an average, four people died every day in accidents. Mukundpur Chowk had the highest number of hit-and-run cases last year.
During the study, police found private cars and taxis to be the biggest killers on the road. Two-wheeler riders were found to be the second most vulnerable lot after pedestrians, comprising over 32% of the total victims. Police also spotted an increase in the number of deaths of cyclists, especially in the morning hours. Africa Avenue and Alipur Road were found to be the two most dangerous roads for pedestrians. Ring Road and Outer Ring Road were found to be the most dangerous stretches overall. Police identified 303 points across the city as accident-prone of which 145 were the most dangerous.