There were 9 serious injuries for every fatality on Irish roads, over a four year period.

That's according to a new study from the Road Safety Authority, examining traffic collisions from 2017 to 2020.

Dublin, Cork and Galway proved to have the highest number of serious injuries at 373, 136 and 61 respectively.

Elsewhere there were 37 in Mayo, 16 in Roscommon, 14 in Sligo and 10 in Leitrim.

Sligo and Leitrim having the lowest series injury totals in the country.

Meanwhile, EU research revealed that one third of serious injury victims suffered lifelong disabilities.

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