Road traffic accidents on the rise as seven die on Spanish roads over the weekend

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SEVEN PEOPLE have died and another nine have been injured in several traffic accidents on Spanish roads over the weekend.

The Directorate General of Traffic (DGT) reported that five of the collisions occurred on Saturday leaving five dead and two injured.

One of the fatalities was a cyclist and the six others were drivers and passengers of the vehicles. Six of the incidents took place on normal roads, and another on the motorway.   

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The last of the incidents took place on Sunday at 12.45pm on the N-634 motorway connecting Galacia and the Basque Country. One lane was closed following a crash caused by a Honda motorcyclist and an Audi A4 driver. As a result the 39-year-old motorcyclist and five others were taken to Donostia Hospital in the Basque province Gipuzkoa.

Spanish road accidents have claimed the lives of 531 people so far this year, a 13 percent increase when compared to the same period in 2016. 

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