2017 off to tragic start on Algarve roads

More people are dying in road accidents in the Algarve this year, a report by Portugal’s road safety authority (ANSR) has revealed.

Nine people were killed on regional roads in the first three months of 2017, as opposed to three last year.

Accidents are also up (2,044) compared to 2016 (1,986).

The only good news is that the number of people who suffered serious injuries dropped from 39 to 33.

2017 got off to a tragic start when a 35-year-old man died after driving into a tree and a post on the EM525 in Loulé on January 6.

The latest tragedy happened on March 5 on the EN125 near Estômbar, Lagoa where a 36-year-old man was killed in a head-on crash.

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