On the weekends between early June and early September alone, there were as many as 420 road deaths in Italy. Many of the victims were very young.
The ASAPS police friends association observatory said on Sunday, that summer weekends were turning into a massacre on the roads. Among the road victims this summer were a 4-year-old girl and a 7-year-old boy.
On the first weekend of September, 27 died in road traffic accidents. Of those eight were motorists, 17 were motorcyclists and two cyclists.
In the latest ‘Saturday Night Massacre’ last night, four young people, two men and two women, between the ages of 18 and 20, lost their lives in Cagliari, the Sardinian capital. The accident occurred in viale Marconi in the direction of Quartu Sant’Elena.
Two young people of the same age were transported to hospital in code red, meaning they were very seriously injured.
The six youngsters were travelling in a Ford Fiesta, which hit a kerb at the level of the Asse Mediano flyover, overturning.
Ambulances, the fire brigade and the Cagliari municipal police were immediately on the scene. Unfortunately, there was nothing to be done for four people; and the two injured were taken to hospital in serious condition.
The Cagliari local police are working to reconstruct the dynamics of the accident and identify all the victims.