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City of Juarez seeing a rise in traffic accidents across town

JUAREZ, Chihuahua (KVIA) -- Juárez's Road Safety Coordination (Coordinación General de Seguridad Vial) saw an increase in traffic accidents in January with 493.

In January of 2023, the city saw 466 traffic accidents, a 5.7 percent increase.

According to Spokeswoman Arlín Vargas, out of the 493 accidents, 333 were crashes, 2 crashes hitting pedestrians, 90 hit-and-run events, and 6 rollovers, among others.

Vargas also told ABC-7, that in 2024 there have been seven traffic fatalities. A woman died on Wednesday.

So far this year, Juárez has seen 594 traffic incidents with 207 injured.

ABC-7 reached out to the Juárez's Road Safety Coordination to learn more about the rise in traffic accidents in Juárez this year.

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