Accident of a van and a truck on the 131st kilometer of D1 in the direction of Brno, February 18, 2023 near Měřín in Žďársk.
Prague – In February, 27 people died in traffic accidents on Czech roads, two more than last year. There have been 65 deaths since the beginning of the year, which is ten more than in the first two months of last year. This follows from preliminary data that Jana Pelešková from the traffic police told ČTK today. So far, the last fatal accident happened on Monday in the early evening in Poniklá in Semilsko.
Photo gallery: Traffic accidents in the Czech Republic in 2023
Among the February victims were 15 car drivers. Two passengers from the car, two cyclists and eight pedestrians also did not survive the accident. 62 people were seriously injured in accidents, compared to 66 last year in February. A total of 5,910 traffic accidents occurred between February and Monday of this year with a total damage of approximately 464 million crowns. Pelešková emphasized that today is not yet included in these statistics.
The most tragic days in February were Saturday, February 18 and Wednesday, February 22. Four people died on the roads on both days. On Monday, February 13, there were three victims. On the contrary, no one died in accidents during the ten days of February.
One of the most serious accidents was a collision between a truck and a van, which happened on February 18 on the D1 highway in front of Měřín in Žďársk. The van, which had a trailer with a car attached to it, remained stationary in the right lane. A truck hit her, which then caught fire. Two passengers from the van died, their passenger and also the truck driver were injured.