Road Accidents in Greece Decreased in June

    roaddeathsRoad accidents in Greece resulting in death or injuries presented a decline of 8,3 percent in June 2013 compared to the same month in 2012, and reached the number of 1,082.

    According to provisional data released by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) on August 30, in these accidents there were 77 deaths compared to 84 last June (a reduction of 8,3%), 132 seriously injured compared to 151 in 2012 (12,6%) and 1.211 slightly injured compared to 1,319 last year (an 8,2% reduction).

    The biggest number of accidents occurred in Attica with 541 incidents, accounting for 21 deaths.

    Traffic accidents are a leading cause of death in Greece, claiming an average of over 1,000 lives per year.