Nine killed in fatal crashes over the long holiday weekend in Spain

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LIVES LOST: Fatal crashes on Spanish roads during holiday weekend (File Image) CREDIT: Shutterstock

NINE people were killed on Spain’s roads over the weekend.

A special operation by the Directorate General of Traffic (DGT), recorded traffic flow and incidents during the Bridge of October or Puente del Pilar celebrations.

And data shows that between 3pm last Thursday and midnight on Sunday, nine people died in road traffic accidents.

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On Friday, a 24-year-old was killed when his quad bike was involved in a collision with a car on the 332 at Cullera, Valencia. The motorist received minor injuries.

On Saturday there were four crashes, in A Coruña, Avila, Navarra and Las Palmas, with six deaths.

The most serious occurred at 11.15am on the AC-556 in Valdoviño, A Coruña, in which three people lost their lives as they were travelling towards Cedeira. An investigation is underway to discover why the vehicle hit an electric pole and a concrete wall as the car was exiting the road. Two others died in accidents in Navarra and Las Palmas.

On Sunday, two 23-year-olds were killed when the car they were travelling in left the road between Pozoblanco Cordoba and Villanueva de Cordoba at 6.30pm.

And there was a further fatal crash in Valladolises, Murcia.

Prior to the weekend, the DGT anticipated 5.1 million trips on Spanish roads.

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