Three dead, one injured in car collision

Three persons died and another one was injured on Thursday after a private car collided with a lorry on the eastern desert road in Beni Suef.

The Egyptian Ambulance Organisation (EAO) dispatched six ambulances following the receipt of a notification from police regarding the accident.

The deceased included three persons from the same family living in the city of Baba in Beni Suef, including: the couple Khalifa Nasr Ramadan, 68, Soad Abdel Sattar Shams, 62,  and their son Mostafa Khalefa, 32.

The injured person is suspected to suffer from post-concussion. Ambulances transported the victims to Beni Suef University Hospital.

Police filed a report on the incident with the public prosecution to initiate legal procedures.

Egypt’s Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) reported in April that car accidents have declined by 23.6 percent, recording 8,480 accidents in 2018 compared to 11,089 accidents in 2017.

CAPMAS credited the decreasing rates of car accidents to improved roads across the country.

CAPMAS added that accidents in 2018 left 3,087 people dead, 11,803 injured and 13,441 vehicles damaged.

The human element was the main cause of accidents, accounting for 76.8 percent of total accidents in 2018, followed by vehicles accounting for 15.7 percent and the environmental element accounting for 2.7 percent.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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