Nineteen killed in Polish road accidents over Easter
PR dla Zagranicy
Nineteen people were killed in 187 accidents on Polish roads since Saturday during the long Easter weekend, police have said.
Pile-up on A2 motorway between Poznań and Świecko in western Poland on Monday. Photo: PAP/Marek Zakrzewski
A total of 261 people were injured in accidents. Meanwhile, police say they stopped 765 drink drivers.
During the same period last year, 29 people died over the three days and 252 were injured in 173 road accidents. Police stopped 876 drink drivers.
Over 10,000 police were out on patrol over Easter, when many Poles traditionally visit relatives in other towns and cities. Officers carried out speed and checks and tested drivers for alcohol.
Police said the main causes of accidents included speeding, failure to give other drivers the right of way, incorrect overtaking and drink-driving.