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Four dead after truck in Saudi Arabia’s Medina crashes into cars at traffic signal

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Four people have died and five others were injured in a speeding truck accident in Saudi Arabia’s city of Medina after it crashed into a number of cars stopped at a traffic signal.

Medina’s Traffic Department said that it was looking into why the truck accident took place on Ali bin Abi Talib road and why the speeding truck did not stop in time.

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The official spokesman for the Saudi Red Crescent Authority in Medina, Khalid bin Musaed al-Sahli, said that the Authority’s phone operators were notified at 12:39 p.m. on Tuesday that an accident occurred at the intersection of Ali Bin Abi Talib Road with King Abdullah Road.

Six ambulance teams were deployed to the crash site as a result of the truck colliding with a number of stopped vehicles at the busy intersection,

When the emergency teams arrived at the site, it became clear that there were 9 casualties of which four were dead and five people sustained critical injuries, authorities said. The necessary emergency measures were taken for the injured and they were transported to the nearest hospital.

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