Bulgaria’s road death toll in first three months of 2023 is 109

A total of 109 people died in accidents on Bulgaria’s roads in the first three months of 2023, according to provisional figures posted on April 1 by the Interior Ministry.

This is 13 more than the 96 road deaths confirmed in Bulgaria in the first three months of 2022, the ministry said.

There were 1739 accidents on Bulgaria’s roads from January 1 to March 31 this year. Apart from the dead, 1739 people were seriously injured.

In March 2023, there were 485 road accidents, leaving 36 people dead and 636 seriously injured.

In 2022, Bulgaria had the second-highest road death rate in the European Union, according to provisional figures published on February 21 by the European Commission.

Romania had the highest road death rate in the EU in 2022, at 86 deaths per one million inhabitants, followed by Bulgaria at 78 per million.

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