6 Sep, 2022 @ 09:15
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More drivers have died this summer in Spain, than in the year before the pandemic

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SOME 225 motorists have died in Spain during July and August, 10 more than in the same months of 2019, according to official data.

“It is a bad figure. A single death on the road is a price that we cannot and should not assume,” said the Minister of Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska.

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More drivers have died this summer in Spain, than in the year before the pandemic. Image Wikipedia

He highlighted that the majority of deaths (173) happened on secondary and rural roads, while 52 deaths were recorded on motorways.

Some 791 people were admitted to hospital after car accidents during July and August.

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Jorge Hinojosa

Jorge Hinojosa Mena was born and bred in Madrid before moving to the UK to study. After an undergraduate degree in Manchester, he completed an MA in International Journalism at City. He has worked in radio and for Spain’s Efe news agency before joining the Olive Press in March 2022. Contact: [email protected]

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