Egypt Independent

Four killed, seven injured in car accidents



Four people were killed and seven others were injured in two separate collisions in Cairo and Giza on Friday morning.

Ambulances and police officials were immediately dispatched to the scenes of the collisions.

The first accident occurred above Mansheyet Nasser’s bridge in Cairo, where a truck and four private cars collided. Three were killed and seven others were injured.

In the second accident, a passerby was hit by a car while crossing the street at Sphinx Square in Giza’s Agouza district, leading to his death. The driver was arrested.

The bodies of the deceased and injured were transferred to hospitals.

Legal measures were taken regarding the two incidents and prosecutors were notified for investigations.

According to a Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) report for 2017, accidents on roads that year resulted in 3,747 deaths, 13,998 injuries, and 17,201 damaged vehicles.

The report claims the main cause of accidents to be the human factor at 78.9 percent of total cases, followed by vehicle defects at 14 percent, and environmental causes, such as road conditions, at two percent.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm