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Worst weekend of the year so far sees 20 deaths on Spain's roads

Source: El Pais - Tue 8th Apr 2014
Worst weekend of the year so far sees 20 deaths on Spain's roads

The past weekend proved the worst of the year so far in terms of traffic accidents, with 20 deaths on the roads reported by Spain's DGT traffic authority. What's more, from the 15 incidents recorded over the weekend, eight people have been hospitalized with serious injuries.

The worst accident took place on Saturday, when four adults died and two children were seriously injured when the vehicle in which they were traveling rolled over, after leaving the road near the town of Albolote, in Granada.

Saturday also featured the highest number of incidents, with 9 killed and 3 injured in a total of 5 accidents. On Sunday, 8 people were killed and 5 injured in 7 incidents, and on Friday 3 died in as many accidents.

Out of the 20 victims, 2 were motorcyclists and 3 cyclists. From the 15 accidents on the highways, 6 vehicles left the road, there were 6 collisions and 3 people were hit by vehicles.

The 20 accidents took place between 3pm on Friday and midnight on Sunday. The number of victims is not definitive, given that the DGT includes deaths resulting from injuries during the 24 hours after the weekend within its final figures.

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