Thirty die in car accidents during Bicentennial of Chile celebrations
Monday, September 20, 2010
Thirty people are reportedly dead according to Bicentennial of Chile celebrations through all the country. There is one more death than last year's celebrations. La Nación reports nine deaths on main roads and 21 on rural routes., in the second-to-last day of the
The national police issued 255 infringements for driving under the influence of alcohol, and 1,555 for speeding.
"Travel has to be well planned. They must not drive for more than two hours," an officer told.
A large departure of tourists from beaches or other vacation spots is expected to be at "peak hours" after 18:00 (22:00 UTC).
- "Fiestas Patrias: 30 muertos en accidentes de tránsito" — , September 19, 2010 (Spanish)
- "A 30 aumentaron fallecidos en accidentes de tránsito en Fiestas Patrias" — , September 19, 2010 (Spanish)