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DEATHS ECUADOR - AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS SECOND LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN ECUADOR - February 21, 2010

The risk of driving continues to be a high risk to those driving in Ecuador. The Fiscalía General Estado recently released a study dating for the first half of 2009, titled "Bases para la instucturación de la política criminal del Ecuador".

Per the report, transit accidents are the second leading cause of death in Ecuador. In the first half of 2009, there were 1,400 traffic related deaths. Injuries in the first half of 2009, were 6, 855. It is estimated that there are 1,600,000 people in Ecuador who have been disabled as a result of transit accidents.

Source: wire reports, Bases para la instructuración de la política crimínal del Ecuador.

       

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