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Five road fatalities in two weeks
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Five road fatalities in two weeks

10.06.2015 From our online archive
The fatal accident on the A1 motorway on Monday evening was only the latest in a string of incidents, that have killed five people on Luxembourg's roads in just two weeks.

(CS/TJ) The fatal accident on the A1 motorway on Monday evening was only the latest in a string of incidents, that have killed five people on Luxembourg's roads in just two weeks.

All accidents were caused by drunk or speeding drivers.

The government only recently announced harsher penalties for road offences, including more points and higher fines. Earlier this year, the government and a number of other bodies also signed a charta, pledging to do more to improve road safety.

In 2013, Luxembourg counted 45 road fatalities. Last year, 35 people were killed on the Grand Duchy's roads.

In the last two weeks alone, five people lost their lives in traffic accidents in the country, including a teenager, two women and two men.

June 8

The car of a woman is hit from behind by another vehicle on the A1 in direction of Trier and smashes into a motorway barrier. The woman dies on site of her injuries. The driver, who is said to have been drinking, is placed under arrest.

June 5

During a vehicle check in Dippach, a police officer is hit by a car after the drunk driver loses control over his vehicle. The mother of two suffers fatal injuries. The man had previously been issued a suspended driving ban for drunk driving.

May 29 

Two vehicles are involved in a frontal collision between Marnach and Munshausen. One of the drivers dies instantly, the other is airlifted to hospital with serious injuries.

May 26

A 16-year-old driver loses control over his motorcycle in a left-hand bend. The bike veers off the road and crashes into a wall. The teenager suffers fatal injuries.

May 25

A 45-year-old driver between Mersch and Angelsberg veers off the road and crashes sideways into a tree. Despite efforts of an emergency doctor to save the man's life he dies on the scene.