The past weekend has been one of the bloodiest on the roads in Romania this year – no less than 24 people lost their lives in road accidents.
The Minister of Interior, Lucian Bode, explains that among the main causes of accidents there are: the indiscipline of pedestrians, speed, the indiscipline of cyclists, not giving priority to pedestrians and not giving priority to pedestrians.
Bode reminded that Romania had the highest death rate in road accidents in the European Union in 2019. He said that, referring to 2019, the number of serious accidents decreased in the first 6 months of this year.
“This weekend, after the tragedy in Sibiu, Bacău, Bihor and now Olt, if we look at a statistic, unfortunately, Romania is in the top of the European ranking in the number of people who died in road accidents. But referring to 2019, because 2020 was an atypical year, we had 8,125 seriously injured. If we refer to the 1st semester of 2021 – 1,667, so for six months, the number of serious accidents and deaths and serious injuries decreased compared to 2019, compared to the six months of 2021 “, said Bode.
The weekend that just passed was one of the bloodiest on the roads in Romania this year. No less than 24 people lost their lives in road accidents.
The worst accident happened on DN2 (E85), in Bacău County, in Răcăciuni – five adults and two minors lost their lives after a minibus collided head-on with a Mercedes with a right-hand drive registered in Great Britain.
The highest traffic values in Moldova currently take place on DN2 / E85, a national road with one lane per direction and a slightly wider sidewalk often used irregularly by drivers as another lane – one of the national roads more dangerous after the number of accidents.
Four people lost their lives on Friday morning following a serious accident in Sibiu. The driver of a car with three other people in it was not given priority and collided with a truck. The doctors could do nothing to save them.
Two other people died and five were injured in Bihor County, after two cars collided head-on on National Road 19, at the exit from Biharia. A child is among the two victims who died.
A serious road accident took place on Monday morning, on the European road 574, in Olt county. 3 people died after the car they were in collided with a truck.