6 Bulgarians Perish in Hellish Car Crashes on Friday

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Bulgaria: 6 Bulgarians Perish in Hellish Car Crashes on Friday Six people died in car crashes in Bulgaria Friday, two of them in Sofia. Photo by BGNES

A total of six people died in Bulgaria in four severe car crashes on Friday.

A 35-year-old man and a young women died as their car crashed into a Romanian cargo truck near the southeast city of Sliven Friday afternoon.

Two more people, and another one was wounded during two car crashes in the capital Sofia.

A 43-year-old man died in a crash early Friday morning in the southern city of Plovdiv, and three other people were wounded. The sixth car crash victim on Friday was a man in the northeast city of Dobrich.

Bulgaria remains the state with the highest car crash deaths ratio in the EU.


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jingsmaboab - 3 Aug 2009 // 15:53:01

Kostis is right. Many Greeks drive like homicidal/suicidal psychopaths! I think BG's drivers are more like Italian or Spanish drivers: reckless, flouting rules, aggressive, driving too fast, overtaking on blind bends...

Comparisons are fair with other Balkan countries, and places like Poland, Baltics, etc. Try driving on Dalmatian coastal road if you don't believe it.

kostis - 1 Aug 2009 // 14:20:01

I am not sure how fatal accident stats compare to other countries. If anyone knows I'd be glad to hear. I remember Bulgarians to be quite careful in driving especially compared to places like Turkey, China and top of all Middle East. Try to drive on any highway in Turkey or Egypt or Saudi Arabia; you are 60% dead !!!
If you tell me that I compare third world countries, try then to drive in Italy or Greece and see what reckless driving means.
We cannot compare Bulgaria with Germany or Australia for example because bad road infrastructure, police corruption implementation of laws and neo-rich street arrogance were eliminated long ago.

countryhick - 1 Aug 2009 // 12:56:27

I think it's so sad for the people here in Bulgaria...in the end, the license purchasers will suffer an accident...probably fatal, but who do they take with them...lunatic drivers are more than acceptable if they only kill themselves....

pk - 1 Aug 2009 // 07:17:46

Your so right Country even about the tram driver buying his liscense too..

BUT u are much safer compared to the driver...

he doesnt have to think cause he's on a track and even when he screws up and runs a red light and some other idiot crashs into us-the chances are us passengers willl survive it easily!

I would say the risk in the tram is getting robbed/pickpocket!!

countryhick - 1 Aug 2009 // 06:12:34

Having driven in many countries, I should say that most Bulgarians have no idea of how to drive...and most have been drinking...A complete lack of ability to think , let alone think and walk should prevent most Bulgarians from owning anything mechanically more complex than a tin-opener.
It certainly is NOT safer in a tram...the driver bought his license too.

pk - 1 Aug 2009 // 05:08:44

Novanite could of combined the other story of 25% buying Drivers liscense as the reason WHY!

What to expect: more crashes to come

I take the tram...its safer Taro!

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