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Three drivers and three passengers died in traffic accidents between April and June

Despite an increase in traffic, figures issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) show that in the second quarter of the year – between April and June – there was a slight decrease in traffic accidents and related injuries. The figures show that in the three months, three drivers and three passengers died due to traffic accidents – three persons less that traffic fatalities in the same three months of 2018.

Four of the persons who lost their lives in the accidents were women. Two of the victims were drivers, another two passengers, a motorcyclist and a pillion rider on a bike.

NSO stated that 3,818 traffic accidents were reported between April and June – 19 less than the same period last year. 421 persons were injured in the accidents, however there was also a decrease in injured persons compared with last year when 470 persons were injured.

Statistics also show that the biggest number of accidents happened on a Thursday. Birkirkara, Ħal Qormi and St Paul’s Bay were the localities with the most traffic accidents between last April and June.

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