The police state that 40 thousand 460 motor vehicle accidents have occurred between the 1st of January and 30th of December of 2012.
The police media unit stated that 2160 of those accidents were fatal ones and that 2263 fatalities had resulted due to those accidents.
In addition 6635 serious injuries have been reported while 14 thousand 66 minor injuries were reported during that time period.
Meanwhile, 702 individuals who met with accidents during the past 48 hours have been treated at the Colombo National Hospital.
However, that no one was admitted due to injuries sustained from fireworks is significant to note.