Deaths caused by traffic accidents have been on the rise lately, with four fatalities among motorists and cyclists reported in five days last week.
Last Tuesday, a 23-year-old Bahraini woman was killed in a traffic accident that occurred on Shaikh Isa Bin Salman Al Khalifa Highway at dawn. The second death was reported on Thursday when a 14-year-old Bahraini boy was hit by a speeding vehicle on Amwaj Highway near Galali. On Friday, a 21-year-old Bahraini motorcyclist lost control of his bike on Awal Avenue in Juffair, where he suffered serious injuries and was announced dead by paramedics on the spot. The fourth fatality caused by a traffic accident was also reported in the Capital Governorate on Saturday.
According to the Ministry of Interior’s annual statistics, a total of 43 people lost their lives in traffic accidents in 2018. The figures also showed that 426 sustained serious injuries in traffic accidents last year, while 545 people escaped traffic accidents with minor injuries during the same period.