Two nationals and one expat were killed last night after a “horrific” crash in Ras Laffan, Al Raya reports.
The accident occurred when one car tried to overtake another, and struck an oncoming vehicle in the process.
The ages of the male Qatari victims were 24 and 29 years old; the expat was a 40-year-old man from Indonesia, the report said.
The accident comes amid a renewed push by the government to get people to drive more safely and avoid reckless behavior on the road.
More than a dozen pedestrian- and road-related accidents have resulted in fatalities this year.
In the MOI’s latest commissioned video encouraging more prudent driving, it reconstructs three deadly accidents that actually took place in Qatar:[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TA7T7Gug3qg?rel=0]
One Indonesian blogger posted this poignant promise upon hearing news of the accident:
In a split second a traffic accident like this transforms forever the life of a family. Behind each statistic, there are fathers and mothers, sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, colleagues, classmates and friends.
I think we all become too desensitized to road statistics and develop a sense of invulnerability, thinking road crashes happen only to others. I can only take deep breath, thinking of my family who is currently away.
I promise myself to drive safely, to question the need of every trip, to obey traffic rules, to wear seatbelt, to not use phone or engaged in other distractions, to keep speed appropriate with road conditions, to allow 2-4 seconds safe distance, to not drive fatigued, to take rest breaks, to let other road users aware of my position and to keep vigilant of other road users action.I will always drive safely, for me and utmostly for my family. This is a promise I make not to be broken.