Prague, Aug 1 (CTK) – Eighty-three people died in road accidents in the Czech Republic in July, according to preliminary data, which is the highest death toll in the past seven months and nine more than last July, Traffic Police chief Tomas Lerch told CTK Saturday.
The most tragic day was Thursday, July 23, when ten people died on Czech roads. On Friday, July 17, accidents claimed six lives, and on Friday, July 31, it was four.
July has long been among the most tragic months on Czech roads in police statistics.
The highest death toll in car accidents in the past 20 years was in July 2003 when 159 died. Last time the death toll exceeded 100 in 2010 (101). Since then 60 to 80 people have died on Czech roads in July on average.
Only four days in July were without fatal car accidents.
Since the beginning of the year, 346 people died of road accident consequences, which is seven more than during the same period last year.
Number of road accident fatalities from January to July 2015
month death toll
Source: traffic police