1 killed, 6 injured in multi-motorcycle crash
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CAIRO: A man was killed and six others were injured in a multi-motorcycle crash in a town in Delta’s Beheira, Youm7 reported Monday.

Three motorbikes collided on Abu el-Matameer Road after one lost control of the wheel, and crashed with the other two that were coming from the opposite side.

The driver of the first motorcycle to lose control was pronounced dead, while the other two drivers alongside with four riders were injured.

They were all transferred to Alexandria University Hospital for treatment.

Among thousands of Egyptians who lose their lives every year as a result of road accidents, riders of motorized of two or three wheelers represent one percent of the deaths, according to a pie chart available in the 2015 global report by the World Health Organization on Road Safety.

Egypt has a national motorcycle helmet law applying to drivers and passengers, however the law does not require helmet to be fastened or refer to helmet standards, said WHO report, which gives the law enforcement 5 on 0 to 10 scale.

While the road user category that constitutes the most death rate in Egypt are the occupants of the 4-wheeled cars and light vehicles, representing 49 percent, added the report.

Official figures spotted a 7.5 percent decline in accidents rate in 2014 with a total of 14,403 road accidents in comparison to 2013 (15,578 accidents.)

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