A total of 37 people lost their lives in 34 fatal accidents recorded on Spanish roads from 3pm on 20 December, the start of the Christmas operation, to 8pm this Sunday, according to data provided by the Directorate General of Traffic (DGT).
The DGT has not provided the number of fatalities in the last 24 hours but has provided this provisional balance since the start of the special operation for the Christmas holidays.
It did report that in the early hours of Sunday morning an accident was registered in the PO-340 when a car crashed into the wall of a house in Gondomar (Pontevedra).
This accident took place in the Ramallosa straight, which links the town of Gondomar with Nigrán and Baiona, where as a result of the crash one of the young people travelling in the vehicle died, and three others – two of them had to be rescued after being trapped – were injured and were taken to hospital.
The Christmas operation lasts until January 5, 18 days in which 19.8 million trips are expected to have been made in the three phases of the holidays: Christmas, between the 20th and 25th, with 6.8 million trips, New Year’s Eve, from Friday 27th to January 1st, and Epiphany, from January 3rd to 6th.