Magdeburg (dpa/sa) - Last year, the police in Saxony-Anhalt registered around 13,200 accidents in which there was a suspicion of hit and run. In 2020 there were still 12,730 cases, the Ministry of the Interior announced in Magdeburg on Tuesday. In the previous four years, the numbers had been over 14,000. A total of around 66,840 traffic accidents were registered in the past, which is almost 1,240 or two percent more than in the previous year.
In 2021, more than 740 people died in accidents with presumed hit-and-run accidents. 76 people were seriously injured, 4 killed. In the statistics, cases where there is suspicion of unauthorized removal from the scene of the accident, i.e. a criminal offence, are recorded as hit-and-run accidents. According to the information, 5,668 cases of hit-and-run were cleared up last year. The "Magdeburger Volksstimme" reported on Tuesday.