A 12-year-old Bahraini boy died after being hit in a car accident that occurred on Saturday night in Salmabad.
According to eyewitnesses, the child was crossing an inner road in his neighbourhood while the car, driven by a woman, came in high speed and hit the boy. The boy was seriously injured and was transferred by an ambulance to the Salmaniya Medical Complex. He was announced dead upon arrival due to serious injuries.
According to the police, the driver, whose identity is unknown, hit the boy very hard and didn’t apparently see him as she was using her phone.
Traffic police were present at the site and closed the surrounding area precautionary until the ambulance car arrives.
The Ministry of Interior in cooperation with the General Directorate of Traffic stated that they initiated an investigation into the accident to figure out circumstances of the incident.