Road traffic deaths in Spain jump 15 per cent this summer

FATAL SMASH: An air ambulance attended the accident. Photo credit: Twitter / @061Informa

SPAIN has recorded its worst July and August figures for road deaths since 2012 with 259 fatalities.

The peak holiday season saw 34 more deaths than in the same period of 2017, an increase of 15%.

The shocking statistic was revealed today (Tuesday) by the Director General of Traffic, Pere Navarro, at a press conference.


So far this year 799 people have lost their lives on Spanish roads, according to the DGT.

The referred only to accidents occurring on ‘interurban’ roads.

July recorded 127 deaths, being the worst July since 2012 (six more deaths than in 2017), as well as the worst August since 2012, accounting for 132 fatalities (28 more than a year ago).

September has started badly with yesterday’s horror coach crash that left at least five people dead.

Horror coach crash in Spain claims at least five lives


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