Number of car accident victims slightly higher than last year

Car accidents in the Czech Republic claimed 629 lives in the course of last year, according to police statistics released on Tuesday. The number of victims of car accidents went up by 45 compared to the previous year, but it is still the second lowest annual death toll on Czech roads since police began keeping record in 1961. The number had been steadily decreasing since 2007, when there were 1,123 victims.

Author: Ruth Fraňková