Number of road accidents involving injury climbs in Q1

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The number of road accidents involving injury in Hungary reached 2,793 in the first quarter, rising 13% from the same period a year earlier, when traffic was affected by the pandemic, state news wire MTI reports, citing data released by the Central Statistical Office (KSH).

KSH noted that road traffic climbed 22% during the period.

The data show 3,724 people were injured in road accidents in Q1, up 15%. The number of fatalities increased 5% to 98. 

Just 93 accidents involving injury took place on Hungarian motorways in Q1 2022. The M5, between the capital and the border with Serbia, had the highest rate of accidents per hundred kilometers of motorway: 14.3. The lowest rate - 2.3 accidents per hundred kilometers - was on the M6, which connects Budapest with Pécs, in the southwest.

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