Concerning year-end situation on the roads in Romania: Over 1,600 died in car crashes

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Over 1,600 people have died in car accidents all around Romania in the first 11 months of 2018. Most of the accidents occurred on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, the General Police reported. 50 people have died in road incidents in Bucharest.

In the first 11 months of this year, 7,771 car crashes have occurred countrywide, with the death toll standing at 1,685. 7,365 people have been seriously injured and other 3,131 have been slightly injured.

The main cause of the car accidents has been the pedestrians’ indiscipline, which caused 1,428 accidents, with 391 dead and 1,050 injured.

The second cause has been the failure to give priority to pedestrians and vehicles, with prompting 1,368 crashes, 194 dead and 1,310 injured.

The third cause of accidents has been the excessive speed, with 1,327 accidents, 357 dead and 1,408 injured being reported due to this.

Most of the accidents have occurred during the weekends (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays), during 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The latest serious accident took place this morning on Christmas Eve in Constanta county after a driver had lost control of his car and went sideways. Three people died after two cars had collided on DN 2A. Other two people were injured.

In Bucharest, an increased number of accidents occurred on the main avenues, such as Mihai Bravu Avenue, Iuliu Maniu Blvd, Basarabia Blvd., Oltenitei Avenue, Drumul Taberei, Colentina Avenue, Alexandria Avenue, Splaiul Independentei. Most of the accidents here happened during 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., but also in Thursdays, according to the Bucharest Traffic Police.

For instance, a serious car accident happened on Iuliu Maniu Boulevard in Bucharest on Sunday night. Two cars collided, with one of the drivers being injured and taken to the hospital. Several minutes after and only few hundreds of metres away, other two vehicles were involved in another crash. Both drivers claimed the traffic policemen who were directing the traffic were to blame, for they would have guided the drivers in a wrong way. A child has been also injured.

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