A 54-year-old Asian was killed yesterday following a traffic accident involving multiple vehicles along the Shaikh Jaber Al Ahmad Al Sabah Highway near Al Nabih Saleh.
The incident occurred as the vehicles were heading towards Um Al Hasam. Promptly responding to the situation, the competent authorities swiftly took appropriate measures to address the aftermath of the accident, the Ministry of Interior announced.
The collision took place on a busy stretch of the road, causing significant disruption and attracting the attention of commuters. Bahrain has effectively reduced the number of fatal accidents by 50 percent, according to a recent report by the General Directorate of Traffic.
With the implementation of appropriate measures, the accident rate in the Gulf region and the Middle East has also reached its lowest point. This achievement can be attributed to enhanced monitoring of incorrect traffic practices and the promotion of awareness initiatives.
According to a report from the World Health Organisation (WHO), traffic accidents are currently ranked as the seventh leading cause of mortality, with the possibility of rising to become the third leading cause by the year 2025.
Despite the fact that the road networks in the GCC have been developed in accordance with high international standards over the past 30 years, the number of accidents remains significantly high when compared to many developed nations.