Trailer truck hits six vehicles on Port Said-Damietta road in third major accident this week

Ahram Online , Friday 7 Jan 2022

A trailer truck hit six cars and a microbus on Friday, injuring one person on the Port Said-Damietta road in the latest series of major car crashes this week.

Trailer truck

The vehicles hit by the truck were parked along the side of the road due to heavy fog that had enveloped the area.

Friday’s crash comes one day after two people were killed and 45 injured in two car collisions which took place at the same time on the Al-Sokhna-Galala road.

On Wednesday, one person was killed and eight others injured when several vehicles collided on the Middle Ring Road highway near 15 May City in Cairo.

The collision took place when a large truck on the road caught fire, which spread to an adjacent truck and caused eight cars in the rear to collide.

Deadly road accidents take place on a near-daily basis in Egypt, which suffers from poorly maintained road infrastructure and loosely applied traffic regulations.

The government has allocated billions of pounds to developing and expanding road networks and bolstering safety in recent years.

Last year, the parliament approved new amendments to the traffic law to impose stricter penalties for traffic violations and the adoption of a point system that will be applied for the first time in the country’s history. 

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