Summer 2016 in Bulgaria: Road death toll rises

Written by on August 2, 2016 in Bulgaria - 4 Comments

A total of 376 people have died in road accidents in Bulgaria so far in 2016, 67 of them in the month of July alone, according to official statistics from the country’s Interior Ministry.

By August 2, there had been 4098 road accidents in Bulgaria, leaving about 5000 people injured.

In July, there were 695 accidents, with 897 people injured, according to an Interior Ministry regular update.

In 2015, there were 7296 road accidents in Bulgaria. The traffic accident death toll for the year was 680, with 8946 people injured.




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4 Comments on "Summer 2016 in Bulgaria: Road death toll rises"

  1. Amateur AstroImaging August 3, 2016 at 1:17 PM · Reply

    As sad as this really is, I find it no surprise. The road from Yambol to Bourgas is a scary road to travel. We recently collected our Son from the airport, but due to the road being so dangerous with drivers just speeding through the fast lane, pushing other drivers to speed up and get back in to the slow lane while trying to over-take we always split the trip into two days. We spend the night at Bourgas, as my nerves will just not cope with the idiot drivers on this stretch of road.

  2. Glyn Thomas Jones August 28, 2016 at 11:31 AM · Reply

    Doesn’t surprise me in the slightest, the driving standards in Bulgaria are appalling with speed and dangerous maneuvers being a main factor in the horrific accidents !

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