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      4 The Portugal News • 7 Dec 2019


      Fewer road deaths but more accidents                                                                                      N N N N N  DAISY SAMPSON



      As new data reveals that the number of deaths on the roads in Portugal has fallen, three serious accidents in a week
      highlight the dangers on the roads.

                                                                                              November of this year, the district  British woman were killed in
                                                                                              with the highest number of deaths  accident which occurred near to
                                                                                              was Porto (53), followed by Lisbon  the Boliqueime service area.
                                                                                              (43), Braga (34), Aveiro and  A two-year-old French boy was
                                                                                              Santarém (both with 32).     seriously injured. Five more
                                                                                              Lisbon was the district with the  victims - a 9-month-old girl, a 3-
                                                                                              most serious injuries (289),  year-old boy, a 58-year-old
                                                                                              followed by Porto (209) and Faro  Portuguese man, an 84-year-old
                                                                                              (206).                       Englishman and a 28-year-old
                                                                                              ANSR data also indicate that  Brazilian woman - suffered minor
                                                                                              between 1 December 2018 and  injuries and were taken to Faro
                                                                                              30 November 2019, 487 road   hospital.
                                                                                              fatalities were recorded (minus 19  Also in the Algarve, an accident on
                                                                                              compared to the period 1     28 November led to the deaths of a
                                                                                              December 2017 to 30 November  pedestrian and a motorcyclist after
                                                                                              2018) while serious injuries rose  a crash on the Estrada Nacional
                                                                                              to 2,248 (plus 108). There were  (EN) 125, in the Guia area.
                                                                                              two serious accidents on 3   The accident occurred at 5:19pm,
                                                                                              December in Portugal, the first  when the motorcyclist ran over a
                                                                                              occurring on the A3  in Antas,  pedestrian, then crashed into
                                                                                              Famalicão, which caused seven  another vehicle, a source for the
                                                                                              injuries, including six PSP agents  Faro District Relief Operations
      The number of deaths on Portuguese roads fell between 1 January and 30 November but the number of
      The number of deaths on Portuguese roads fell between 1 January and 30 November but the number of  following a bus from Porto  Command (CDOS) said.
      The number of deaths on Portuguese roads fell between 1 January and 30 November but the number of
      The number of deaths on Portuguese roads fell between 1 January and 30 November but the number of
      The number of deaths on Portuguese roads fell between 1 January and 30 November but the number of
      accidents and serious injuries rose. (Photo: Lusa/Nuno Veiga)
      accidents and serious injuries rose. (Photo: Lusa/Nuno Veiga)                           Command.                     One of the fatalities was a person
      accidents and serious injuries rose. (Photo: Lusa/Nuno Veiga)
      accidents and serious injuries rose. (Photo: Lusa/Nuno Veiga)
      accidents and serious injuries rose. (Photo: Lusa/Nuno Veiga)
                                                                                              According to the source of   aged about 25 years old and the
             he number of deaths on  less than in the same period last  38,332 people suffered slight  Famalicão Volunteer Firefighters,  other person was described as
             Portuguese roads fell  year (456).                  injuries, 647 more than in the  one of the agents suffered  being between 45 and 50 years
             between 1 January and 30  Between 1 January and 30  same period last year (37,685).  considerable injuries after the  old.
      T November compared to        November of this year, 122,322  ANSR’s balance sheet, which  crash between the PSP bus and a  The ANSR data refer to deaths
      the same period last year, but the  accidents were recorded, 1,572  gathers data from traffic police  car.           occurring at the scene of the
      number of accidents and serious  more than in the same period of  GNR and PSP, also highlights that  On the same day two women and  accident or during transport to
      injuries rose.                the previous year (120,750).  In the  in the last week of November (22 to  a young boy were killed in a four-  hospital. The figures for serious
      According to the latest assessment  same period, 2,048 people were  30 November) six people died and  car crash on the Algarve’s A22  injuries refer to the victim of an
      of the National Road Safety   seriously injured, 107 more than in  48 were seriously injured as a  motorway.  A seven-year old boy  accident whose bodily injury
      Authority (ANSR), for 11 months,  the 11 months of 2018.   result of road accidents.    and a 56-year-old woman resident  requires a period of hospitalisation
      435 people died on the roads, 21  The ANSR also indicates that  Between 1 January and 30  in Loulé, and an 83-year-old  longer than 24 hours.
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