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Transport (inc Motoring) news & information for Rías Baixas

Child crash victims were not wearing seatbelts
Transport Fri, Oct 31, 2008

Child crash victims were not wearing seatbelts

It has been confirmed that a 17-year-old boy and his 1-year-old baby brother who died in a head-on collision with a school bus near Santa María de Oia (Pontevedra) yesterday morning, were not properly restrained. The...

Vigo woman fined for driving at 750kmh
Transport Fri, Jun 20, 2008

Vigo woman fined for driving at 750kmh

A female driver from Vigo has launched an appeal after being accused of driving at 750km an hour along a city-centre street with a 50km an hour limit. The alleged offence occurred shortly after midnight of March 18th on...

Couple die in accident caused by city-centre drag race
Transport Sat, Jan 12, 2008

Couple die in accident caused by city-centre drag race

A married couple were killed in a traffic accident in Vigo that was caused by a race between the drivers of a BMW and an Audi. Eye-witnesses state that the two cars were speeding side-by-side along the calle Genaro de...

Dead motorcyclist was off-duty police inspector
Transport Sat, Nov 3, 2007

Dead motorcyclist was off-duty police inspector

A 37 year old National Police inspector died during the early hours of Thursday morning after a traffic accident in Vigo city centre at around 10.30pm on Wednesday night. Vigo Local Police have opened an investigation...

Transport Mon, Jan 8, 2007

Accident victim knocked down and killed after crash

A 50 year old man from Pontevedra was killed at around 11.35pm on Saturday night following an accident on the AP-9 toll A Coruña-Tui motorway (km 127.5, close to the Alba toll station). It seems that, after losing...

Traffic death toll hits 77 as homeward journeys begin
Transport Sun, Apr 16, 2006

Traffic death toll hits 77 as homeward journeys begin

As many return home today at the end of their Easter holidays, 77 people have already lost their lives in 66 fatal accidents since Friday, 7th April. Yesterday, major hold-ups were reported on the A-3 Valencia-Madrid...

Six injured in Pontevedra train accident
Transport Thu, Apr 14, 2005

Six injured in Pontevedra train accident

Six people were injured, two seriously, after a collision between a train and a mechanical digger on a level crossing without barriers near Pontevedra shortly before 12.30pm yesterday lunchtime. The driver of the digger...

Transport Mon, Aug 30, 2004

Bordeaux multiple death smash coach was from Galicia

The coach involved in the pile up on the A-63 motorway near Bordeaux which killed 8 people and injured 49 others early on Sunday morning, belonged to the Galisur company from Pontevedra. Seven of the fatal victims were...

Galicia president uninjured in car smash
Transport Fri, Feb 20, 2004

Galicia president uninjured in car smash

The president of the regional government of Galicia, Manuel Fraga, was unhurt in a traffic accident yesterday lunchtime, although the incident did make him realise that improvements are needed to the Noya-Portosín road...

Transport Wed, Feb 11, 2004

Catoira bridge will be closed for four months

The bridge over the river Ulla which connects Catoria with Rianxo was closed yesterday for the next four months while repair work is being carried out. Locals claim that closing the bridge, which is used by around 5,000...

Transport Mon, Jan 12, 2004

Man dies after crashing into a bus

The driver of a Seat Ibiza which, for reasons as yet unknown, veered into the left hand lane straight into the path of a bus coming in the opposite direction, died instantly. His body had to be cut out of the mangled...

Transport Mon, Nov 17, 2003

Galicia-Portugal A-9 motorway completed

Minister for Development, Francisco Alvarez Cascos and the President of Galicia, Manuel Fraga, opened today the final 17km stretch of the A-9 motorway which links the Portuguese border and Rebullón. This stretch, built...

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