3 dead, 4 injured west of Alexandria in road accident

Ahram Online , Tuesday 7 Jun 2016

A microbus crashed into a pickup truck that was parked on the side of the road

A traffic accident Tuesday left three dead and four injured on the International Road west of Alexandria.

The accident occurred when a microbus crashed into a parked pickup truck on the side of the road, Ahram Arabic website reported.

The crash resulted in the death of the 25-year-old microbus driver, and two passengers, 35 and 40 years old.

The injuries to the four other passengers in the microbus ranged in severity from bruises to broken bones.

The pickup truck driver fled the scene in his vehicle.

Deadly road crashes take place on a near daily basis in Egypt, which is notorious for poor road safety, badly maintained infrastructure, and loosely enforced traffic regulations.

The country's official statistics agency said in December that over 2800 people were killed in road and train crashes in Egypt in the first half of 2015.

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