Highest Number of Traffic Accidents in Greece Recorded in July, Lowest in Feb in 2018, Report Says

File- Α car crashed into a bus stop in Metamorfosis, Thursday, May 24, 2018. (Photo by Eurokinissi/Yiannis Panagopoulos)

ATHENS – The Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) announced on Tuesday the results on injury-causing road accidents for the year 2018.

In 2018, a total of 10,737 road accidents resulting in death or injury occurred, a decrease of 1.0 pct in comparison with 2017, when the number of road accidents of this type was 10,848.

The total number of road accident casualties in 2018 recorded a decrease of 1.1 pct in comparison with 2017 (13,849 casualties in 2018, 14,002 in 2017).

More specifically, the casualties of the injury-causing accidents that occurred in 2018 were as follows: 700 deaths, 727 serious injuries and 12,422 slight injuries in comparison with 731 deaths, 706 serious injuries and 12,565 slight injuries in 2017, thus recording decrease of 4.2 pct as regards deaths, an increase of 3.0 pct as regards serious injuries and decrease of 1.1 pct as regards slight injuries.

The biggest number of road accidents (1,016) was recorded in July, accounting for 9.5 pct of the total number of accidents in 2018 and the biggest number of fatalities (75 or 10.7 pct) was observed also in July. The smallest number of road accidents (684) was recorded in February accounting for 6.4 pct of the total number of accidents and the smallest number of fatalities (37 or 5.3 pct) was recorded also in February.