CAIRO: A student was killed Monday and three others were injured after a car hit them while crossing the Cairo-Alexandria desert road, Youm7 reported.
The four students involved in the accident are all 17 years old and were taken to a surgery hospital in Wadi el-Natroun.
Hossam el-Din, 51, the father of the killed student Mo’men, said that his son and the other students were crossing the road, near 6 of October City in Giza, when a car hit them and fled the scene immediately.
A police report was filed regarding the accident.
On Sunday, six people were killed and 13 others injured after their microbus overturned at the Ain Sokhna – Katameya desert road near Suez
Thousands of Egyptians die on the road every year due to traffic accidents. Egypt recorded 14,548 traffic accidents in 2015, a one percent increase compared to 2014, according to a statement by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS.)
The country is among the 10 states enrolled in a UN program that aims to half the rate of road deaths by 2020. Since 2014, Egypt launched a number of projects and campaigns to monitor road safety; including building new roads, maintaining dilapidated bridges and carrying out random drug tests on drivers.