Thursday, January 08, 2009

56 dead on roads over Xmas

Fifty six people died on Poland’s roads over the long weekend.

From the 24 to 28 December, police recorded 56 deaths with 436 injured in 316 accidents. Most of the fatalities occurred in the first two days of the holiday period. On Sunday, nine deaths occurred and on Saturday, 14.

Spokesperson for police headquarters, Mariusz Soko?owski, told the PAP agency that police detected 1152 drivers in charge of a vehicle while drunk.