Wednesday, July 29, 2009

3-day road crashes kill 50 Poles, hurt 703

Fifty people were killed and 703 injured in 458 road accidents across Poland that police described as the most tragic weekend so far this summer.

About 1,800 people were arrested for driving under influence of alcohol during the long weekend, Karol Jakubowski of the Polish central police headquarters told Polish Radio Monday.

During the previous weekend, Polish police registered 365 road crashes with 47 deaths and 539 injuries.

After DUI, the second reason for such a high number of road accidents and casualties in this year's holiday season is speeding, Jakubowski said.