Christmas and New Year death toll was 41
Santo Domingo.- A total of 41 people lost their lives over the holiday period, according to the last bulletin issued by the Emergency Operations Center (COE) on Saturday.
According to the report, of the total, 21 were killed in traffic accidents, 14 of which involved motorbikes.
During this phase of the “Safe Co-existence for Values” seasonal safety operation, 468 road accidents were registered. 139 occurred on highways and roads, and 329 on streets and avenues. Motorbikes were involved in 292 of the accidents, and 153 light vehicles. A total of 19 people were hit by cars and three accidents involved heavy vehicles.
Of the 206 cases of alcohol poisoning, nine involved minors between the ages of 14 and 17.
Most cases were reported in the provinces of Duarte, Santiago, Azua, Monseñor Nouel, San Pedro de Macorís and Santo Domingo.
According to the COE there was a reduction in the number of accidents and fatalities compared to the same period last year
This year there were 808 traffic accidents, a reduction of 16.62% compared to last year when there were 969 traffic accidents.
Last year 47 people were killed in road accidents. This year, during the same period, 41 were killed, which is a reduction of 13%.
Likewise, in both phases of the operation last year 1,294 people were affected and/or injured in road accidents. This year, in both phases, the total was 1,037, a 20% decrease.
Jan 4, 2016
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