Tragic weekend on Czech roads

The past weekend has proved to be the most tragic on Czech roads since the beginning of summer holidays, with thirteen people killed in traffic accidents in the space of 48 hours.

Among the victims were six motorcycle drivers, three cyclists and one pedestrian, the head of the traffic police Tomáš Lerch told the Czech News Agency on Monday. The road death toll traditionally worsens during summer holidays. Police ascribe it to the heat, which causes tiredness and a lack of concentration.

Author: Ruth Fraňková