The number of road traffic accidents dropped sharply in March contributing to an 8.2 percent decrease in accidents in the first quarter of the year compared with the same period in 2019. There were 261 accidents that caused injuries, including two fatalities.
A third of the 3,357 accidents occurred in the northern harbour area stretching from Qormi to Msida to Pembroke, however the district registered a 15 percent decrease in accidents compared to 2019. On the other hand, an increase of six percent was observed in the south eastern area from Marsascala to Gudja to Qrendi. Birkirkara was the locality with the highest rates of accidents accounting for slightly over eight percent of total instances.
Most collisions occurred between passenger cars, but there were 27 crashes into properties as well as 10 accidents involving a passenger car and bicycle, two of which causing grievous injuries.