A 34-year-old Arab national passed away in a pile-up car accident near Sitra area, the Ministry of Interior announced it on its official social media accounts. 

There are not sufficient official details on the accident, which occurred today afternoon on Shaikh Jaber Al-Sabah Street towards Riffa near Sitra. But preliminary information indicated that that the decedent’s vehicle deteriorated and moved in the opposite direction. He collided with two other vehicles Witnesses stated that the driver, whose identity is still unknown, the decedent could not control his car due to high speed and lack of attention. 

Traffic police were present at the site and closed the road precautionary to prevent traffic jams until the ambulance car arrived. The decedent was reported to have passed away on spot. 

The Ministry of Interior in cooperation with the General Directorate of Traffic stated that they initiated an investigation into the accident to figure out the circumstances of the incident.