At least 15 Egyptians have been killed and three others injured in a deadly traffic incident on Al-Kurimat Road in Giza. A large truck, going the wrong way, crashed head-on into a microbus, resulting in an instant fatality count of 15, including all 14 passengers in the microbus and the truck driver himself.
In a desperate bid to save lives, local authorities and emergency response teams rushed the victims to the closest medical facilities in the regions of Saff, Tebbin, and Helwan. Despite their immediate and intensive efforts, no survivors were reported from the catastrophic accident.
Police and investigative teams on the scene reported that the large truck was, in fact, driving on the wrong side of the road at the time of the collision. The incident underscores the grave risks associated with wrong-way driving and the tragic implications such behavior can have.
This Giza traffic tragedy has left the community devastated and raised numerous questions about road safety measures and the efficacy of current traffic regulations. The incident will serve as a somber reminder of the importance of road safety and adherence to traffic rules.
In recent years, the government has been expanding and upgrading all road networks as well as putting road-safety measures in place to reduce deadly incidents.
In 2021, road accidents claimed the lives of 7,101 people, up from 6,164 deaths in 2020, a 15.2 percent increase, according to a report by the Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS) issued in August 2022.