By Tara Rippin • 15 October 2018 • 15:04
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NINE people were killed on Spain’s roads over the weekend.
A special operation by the Directorate General of Traffic (DGT), recorded traffic flow and incidents during the Bridge of October or Puente del Pilar celebrations.
And data shows that between 3pm last Thursday and midnight on Sunday, nine people died in road traffic accidents.
On Friday, a 24-year-old was killed when his quad bike was involved in a collision with a car on the 332 at Cullera, Valencia. The motorist received minor injuries.
On Saturday there were four crashes, in A Coruña, Avila, Navarra and Las Palmas, with six deaths.
The most serious occurred at 11.15am on the AC-556 in Valdoviño, A Coruña, in which three people lost their lives as they were travelling towards Cedeira. An investigation is underway to discover why the vehicle hit an electric pole and a concrete wall as the car was exiting the road. Two others died in accidents in Navarra and Las Palmas.
On Sunday, two 23-year-olds were killed when the car they were travelling in left the road between Pozoblanco Cordoba and Villanueva de Cordoba at 6.30pm.
And there was a further fatal crash in Valladolises, Murcia.
Prior to the weekend, the DGT anticipated 5.1 million trips on Spanish roads.
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Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
She loves being part of a community that has a wonderful expat and Spanish mix, and strives to bring the latest and most relevant news to EWN’s loyal and valued readers.
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