3 dead, 25 injured in head-on collision

Two pick-up trucks involved in a fatal accident in Mahayil Asir at dawn Friday.

Two pick-up trucks involved in a fatal accident in Mahayil Asir at dawn Friday.

MAHAYIL ASIR — Three people died and 25 others were injured in a head-on collision between two pick-up trucks in Mahayil Asir at dawn Friday. Spokesman for the Saudi Red Crescent Authority in Asir region, Ahmed Ibrahim Asiri, said the operations room received a report at 4:30 a.m. Friday of a head-on collision. Six ambulance teams from the Red Crescent and five ambulance teams from Mahayil and Al-Majaridah hospitals, aside from Civil Defense and police teams, rushed to the scene. The two Toyota Hilux pick-up trucks were carrying 28 people. Three people died at the scene and 25 were injured, 11 seriously. The injured were given first aid and taken to nearby hospitals.

 
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