Road deaths up but crashes down

THERE were 1,000 fewer road accidents in Alicante last year.

But eight people were killed in crashes in the city, three more than in 2011.

In total 2,400 traffic accidents were reported last year in Alicante City compared to 3,400 in 2011 according to the Town Hall.

In 2011 Alicante held sixth spot in a table of Spanish cities with the highest accident rates, according to a study by insurance company Linea Directa.

Now the 30 per cent reduction in accidents is expected to see ¡Alicante drop down the city crash index.

According to Department of Traffic Safety data, 5 per cent of the accidents were rated as serious due to injuries suffered, the same percentage as the previous year.

The fewest accidents occurred in May, while most accidents happened in January, and from August to October, the data added.

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