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Transport (inc Motoring) news & information for León province

Soldiers rescue 120 motorists trapped in blizzard
Transport Mon, Dec 15, 2008

Soldiers rescue 120 motorists trapped in blizzard

The army was called in to help the Guardia Civil rescue around 120 snowbound motorists trapped on the AP-66 toll motorway during the early hours of this morning. All are now safe and well after spending what remained of...

Transport Fri, Oct 3, 2008

Woman dies in railway bridge smash

A woman whose identity has not been confirmed was killed yesterday evening when she was struck by a train while crossing a railway bridge on the outskirts of Cistierna (León). The incident occurred at 6.12pm on a...

Four members of same family killed in car smash
Transport Wed, Jun 25, 2008

Four members of same family killed in car smash

It has been confirmed that the five casualties of a traffic accident yesterday evening were a married couple and their three children, four of whom died. The only survivor was very badly injured, and was airlifted by...

300km an hour video racers detained
Transport Sun, Feb 17, 2008

300km an hour video racers detained

Guardia Civil Traffic officers in León have arrested two young bikers - aged 24 and 31 - who recorded themselves taking part in illegal road races at speeds of close to 300 km an hour. They are accused of persistent...

Transport Thu, Aug 9, 2007

Portuguese family dies in traffic accident

A Portuguese couple and their two young children were killed in a multiple collision at 7.15am this morning on the A-66 freeway near the town of Villaquejida, around 50km from León. The identities and ages of the...

Fast-track traffic fine centre plans unveiled
Transport Tue, Feb 27, 2007

Fast-track traffic fine centre plans unveiled

President Zapatero announced yesterday that the government will be setting up a National Centre for the Rapid Treatment of Fines in his native León that will deal with traffic offences caught on radar or cctv cameras....

Father and daughter killed in A-6 accident in León
Transport Wed, May 12, 2004

Father and daughter killed in A-6 accident in León

A 78 year old man and his 38 year old daughter were killed and three other family members, two women and a girl, were seriously injured yesterday afternoon when the Volvo car they were travelling in crashed through the...

40 killed in road accidents so far this Easter
Transport Thu, Apr 8, 2004

40 killed in road accidents so far this Easter

A total of 40 people have lost their lives in 34 accidents on Spanish roads and motorways since the start of the Traffic department´s Operation Holy Week last Friday. Last year, a total of 126 people died in traffic...

Three dead in underage driver smash
Transport Mon, Feb 23, 2004

Three dead in underage driver smash

The driver and sole survivor of a car accident yesterday in León which killed three teenagers, was underage, did not have a driving licence, and had taken his father´s car without permission. The 17 year old driver...

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