Bulgaria’s January – April 2024 road death toll is 113

A total of 113 people died in accidents on Bulgaria’s roads between January 1 and April 30 2024, according to provisional figures posted on May 1 by the Interior Ministry.

This is 26 fewer than the confirmed figure as of May 1 2023, the ministry said.

In the first four months of 2024, there were 2009 accidents in which people died or were seriously injured on Bulgaria’s roads. Apart from the dead, 2478 people were injured.

In April 2024 alone, there were 538 accidents on Bulgaria’s roads, leaving 26 people dead and 651 injured.

Bulgaria had the highest road fatality rate in the European Union in 2023, at 82 per million inhabitants, followed by Romania, at 81 per million inhabitants, the European Commission (EC) said on March 8, citing preliminary data.

In recent years, Bulgaria had been in second place, with Romania in first place, according to final data. Final data for 2023 are expected in autumn 2024.

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