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October 22, 2021
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Bloody Easter weekend on Romanian roads

Compared to past years, this Easter weekend was marked by more road accidents with several deaths. The most serious such accident happened within the perimeter of Chitila, Ilfov County, Sunday, when a car engaged in an  illegal overtaking, after the driver of a vehicle that entered the ring road from a side road failed to give the right of way and was hit by a car that crashed into a van on the oncoming lane. The collision led to 11 people, of whom four children, being taken to hospital. One of the children, a four-year-old girl, fell into a coma and was rushed to Bucharest’s Floreasca Hospital with traumatic brain injury and chest trauma.

A person died and another one was taken in serious condition to the Constanta County Hospital, after an accident in the seaside resort of Eforie Sud. According to the police, the accident involving a car and a bus with 15 people aboard was caused by inattentive driving. Fortunately, none of the bus passengers sustained major injuries, but only minor lesions. The driver at fault died outright, and his wife was taken to hospital and is reported in serious condition.

Another major accident took place at Mihail Kogalniceanu, Constanta County, involving two cars and a motorcycle. It appears that the motorcyclist, who was apparently running at great speed, hit a car from behind, which in its turn was thrown into the oncoming lane, where it was hit by another vehicle. The motorcyclist was severely injured, and two more persons were slightly injured.

A 19-year-old male driver died yesterday morning, and three more people were injured in an accident near Salina Turda. Early information show the driver lost control of the steering wheel, with the car going off the road.

A 5-year-old boy sustained head injuries in a road accident in southern Hungary, Realitatea TV reports, citing Hungarian news agency MTI. The car containing the boy went off the road and capsized, and a girl and the female driver of the car, both of them Romanian-born, suffered light injuries.

However, the Romanian Police maintains this year’s paschal holidays were among the “quietest” in terms of road accidents, compared to previous years, Hotnews reports. The number of robberies was down 23.8 per cent, murders fell 33.33 per cent, and murder attempts, down 60 per cent.

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