More deaths from fewer accidents on Greek roads


An 81-year-old man was killed in Thessaloniki on Monday when he was hit by a motorcycle as he tried to cross the road.

The two people on the bike suffered minor injuries.

Authorities said the pensioner did not use a pedestrian crossing.

His death came as the Hellenic Statistical Authority issued June data showing that there were 10.3 percent fewer road accidents this June than in the same month last year.

Although this led to a decrease in the number of people injured in crashes, there was a slight increase in those killed. In total, 68 people lost their lives in road accidents in June.