Hike in fa­tal ac­ci­dents

The Sunday Post (Newcastle) - - NEWS -

The num­ber of peo­ple killed in fa­tal ac­ci­dents in the Borders has dou­bled year on year, new fig­ures re­veal.

There were eight fa­tal­i­ties on the re­gion’s roads be­tween April and Septem­ber this year, up from four over the same half-year pe­riod in 2017, Po­lice Scot­land fig­ures show.

There was also a near 40% rise in se­ri­ous in­juries, up from 28 to 39.

Mo­tor­cy­clists and a pil­lion pas­sen­ger ac­counted for three quar­ters of those killed.

A re­port to Scot­tish Borders Coun­cil’s po­lice, fire and res­cue and safer com­mu­ni­ties com­mit­tee said: “It is dis­ap­point­ing to see a 100% in­crease in fa­tal­i­ties in the Scot­tish Borders.”

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