Lisbon, 05 Jun 2019 (Lusa) – The number of deaths on Portuguese roads has risen in the first five months of the year over the same period, as well as the number of seriously injured, despite fewer accidents, according to official provisional data.
According to the latest figures of the National Road Safety Authority (ANSR), between January 1 and May 31 of this year 192 people died on Portuguese roads, 10 more than in the same period (182).
In the same period, 802 serious injuries were recorded, 73 more than in the first five months of 2018.
Between January 1 and May 31 of this year there were 52,737 accidents, 59 fewer than in the same period last year (52,796).
The ANSR also indicates that 16,114 people suffered minor injuries, 551 more than in the same period last year (15,563).
Thefigures of the ANSR, which gathers data from the GNR and PSP, also points out that in the last week of May (22-31 May) 16 people died on the roads and 73 were severely injured.
ANSR data also indicate that between June 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019, the number of deaths on the roads increased to 518 (11 more than in the period from June 1, 2017 to May 31, 2018), while of serious injuries rose to 2,214 (over 102).
Between June 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019, the district with the highest number of fatalities resulting from accidents was Porto (60), followed by Setúbal (53), Lisbon (53), Aveiro (41) and Leiria (39).
The district of Lisbon was the district with the most serious injuries (308), followed by Porto (218) and Setúbal (173).
The data of the National Road Safety Authority concern the dead whose death was declared at the scene of the accident or on the way to the hospital.