CAIRO: A video capturing the moment a woman was killed in a horrific car crash in Egypt has circulated on social media on Sunday.
In only a few hours, the video shows a car speeding against the direction of traffic and avoiding several vehicles before colliding with a lorry and exploding. Another shot shows the car flipped on its side and on fire.
A man who appears to be filming the video claimed that a girl was driving the car on El-Galalah road in Suez and that she was driving at speeds of up to 170kph, as he pointed his camera to the speedometer on his own dashboard to show.
“She is driving against the traffic, and the car that is approaching her is flashing their lights saying ‘What are you doing?’ and she doesn’t even move aside a lane,” the man said.
A security source confirmed that the accident happened on Saturday morning.
The Suez Traffic Operations Room said it had received a report of a terrible accident on El-Galalah road and that a girl had died on the spot. Upon arrival at the scene, the girl was found dead and her body was taken by ambulance to the nearest hospital, after the civil protection forces put out the fire.