Lunedì, 24 Settembre 2018
ROME

17 die in car accidents throughout Italy over the holidays

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Rome, December 26 - Italian motor vehicle
authorities said on Wednesday that 17 people have died in
highway crashes over the holidays throughout the country.
A head-on accident near the Molise city of Campobasso
Monday killed a family of family of three after a 30-year-old
man suspected of drunk driving swerved into the opposite lane,
striking the car carrying 40-year-old Stefano Carrino, his
33-year-old wife Anna Maria Prioletta and their six-year-old
daughter.
In the southern region of Puglia near the city of Lecce,
four people died in two separate accidents on Christmas.
An 85-year-old and 81-year-old both died when their cars
crashed head-on near the town of Corigliano d'Otranto, while
both the driver and passenger (20 and 21) were killed when their
Jaguar slammed into a tree after breaking through a protective
wall in a near the town of Giuggianello.
Near the northern city of Piacenza, two brothers (19 and
20) were killed when their car swerved from a state motorway and
struck the wall of a home not far from where they lived.
An 80-year-old man was killed on a rural road near the city
of Bologna after his car struck a heavy transport truck on
Christmas.
On Christmas eve a man driving a van on the Milan-Venice
highway near the town of Soave struck the vehicle of 62-year-old
Severino Zenegaglia, who died when he was thrown from the car.
On Christmas night, 37-year-old man died in a pile up on
Rome's Ostiense thoroughfare and 55-year-old Antonio Catta was
killed near the Sardinian city of Sassari after losing control
of his vehicle and striking a highway barrier.
The night between Tuesday and Wednesday, four Nigerians
were killed when their car struck a bus near the city Reggio
Emilia in northern Italy.
Highway police association ASAPS said in a report on
Wednesday that over 500,000 people have lost their lives in road
accidents since the Italian statistics agency Istat began
collecting data in 1952.

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