Cantabria registers 11 deaths in 2,440 traffic accidents

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Santander (EFE).- Cantabria has registered 2,440 traffic accidents until November this year, in which eleven people died and 96 had to be hospitalized.

This is clear from the data provided this Monday by the government delegate, Ainoa Quiñones, in an act of commemoration of the Day in memory of the victims of traffic accidents.

Under the slogan “Remember, support, act” to remember the victims of trafficking, the event took place at the gates of the headquarters of the Government Delegation of Cantabria.

The provincial traffic manager, José Miguel Tolosa, and the Cantabrian minister of the presidency, Paula Fernández, also participated.

In statements to journalists, Quiñones affirmed that the institutions must continue to work together as long as there are still victims of traffic accidents.

“These are figures that reflect that there is vulnerability, especially in the area of ​​pedestrians and motorcyclists, and that is what all the campaigns that we are carrying out from the General State Administration must be based on. focused”, said the government delegate in Cantabria.

The Minister of the Presidency of the Government of Cantabria stressed the importance of continuing to work “in coordination” as has been done so far since it is “fundamental” in the event of an emergency or in the face of accidents in the traffic.

Likewise, he called the public ahead of the arrival of bad weather in the region, for which he asked for “a lot more” caution on the road.

EFE/Celia Aguero Pereda

More than 3,000 accidents in 2021

As he said, traffic accidents are a “real pandemic”, since last year there were 89,862 accidents in Spain, with 1,533 deaths at the time of the accident or up to 30 days after it, with 7,784 people having to be hospitalized and 110,378 injured.

While in Cantabria in 2021 there were 3,074 accidents with 15 deaths at the time of the accident, with 118 people admitted and 1,187 injured who did not require hospitalization.

“On this date, we pay tribute to all those people who died and were injured in traffic accidents and to their relatives and loved ones,” the 112 firefighter said in the manifesto, after which a minute’s silence was observed. by all those killed on the road.

Likewise, the institutions paid tribute to the emergency services, 112, firefighters, police and civil guards, road maintenance personnel and health professionals who face the “traumatic” consequences of traffic accidents.

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