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Car accident leaves 3 injured in North Coast

Saturday 13/January/2018 - 06:37 PM
Sada El Balad
Ahmed Mohsin
Three people were reported injured on Saturday in a car accident near Marina، North Coast.

The injured were transferred to El Alamein Hospital for treatment.

Their injuries varied from a concussion، brain hemorrhage، and several cuts and bruises all over their bodies.

The preliminary investigation said that the excessive speed and reckless driving was behind the accident.

Ambulances were seen rushing to the scene، the injured has been transferred to hospital for treatment.

Road accidents are common in Egypt due to badly maintained roads and poor enforcement of traffic laws. 

Egypt has the highest rate of road accidents and related deaths in the Middle East، with an average of 12،000 people killed annually، according to the World Health Organization.

At least 12،295 were reported dead in road traffic fatalities during 2007، 70% males، 30% females، while 154،000 were reported injured in road traffic non-fatalities، within the same year، according to the official statistics agency.

Meanwhile، at least 14،548 road accidents took place in Egypt in 2015.

Egypt loses about 12،000 lives due to road traffic crashes every year. It has a road traffic fatality rate of 42 deaths per 100،000 population. The majority (48%) of those killed are passengers of four-wheelers though pedestrians also constitute a significant proportion (20%).

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