Road deaths down over busy fiesta weekend

17th August 2004, Comments 0 comments

17 August 2004, MADRID – One of Spain's busiest long weekends of the year on the roads saw a substantial drop in the number of casualties, according to traffic authorities.

17 August 2004

MADRID – One of Spain's busiest long weekends of the year on the roads saw a substantial drop in the number of casualties, according to traffic authorities.

The number of dead over the Asuncion fiesta, which finished at midnight on Monday, fell to 43 from 38 fatal accidents, compared with 57 from 44 crashes over the same three-day holiday in 2003.

There was also a big decrease in the number of people seriously injured, from 31 to 16, the Directorate General of Traffic (DGT) said on Tuesday.

The worst day for accidents was Saturday when 22 people were killed and eight seriously injured.

Valencia was the region which saw the most victims, nine, followed by Andalucia, eight, and Catalonia, six. Five regions, including Madrid and Murcia, registered no deaths at all.

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Subject: Spanish news

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