Car accident in Sharqiya road kills worker, injures 12 others

One worker was killed and 12 others left injured on Monday after a a pick-up car turned over on the Belbes-10th of Ramadan desert road.

The victims were transferred into the Central Belbes Hospital to receive the necessary treatment.

The Sharqiya Security Directorate was notified of the incident, and police filed a report to the public prosecution for further investigation.

The annual report of the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) released in 2020 said that traffic accidents in Egypt rose by 17.8 percent in 2019, with 9,992 car accidents compared to 8,480 in 2018.

The agency added that the number of car accident deaths rose to 3,484 in 2019 – an increase of 12.9 percent. The rate of car accidents increased to 27.4 accidents per day in 2019, it said.

CAPMAS attributed the main cause of car accidents to human error at 79.7 percent of the total road accident causes in 2019, followed by technical vehicle defects at 13.5 percent.




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