A truck and a passenger car crashed on the Kabul-Jalalabad highway in eastern Afghanistan, with the latter sliding beneath the front wheels of the former, killing three people and injuring one.

Informed local sources reported that the traffic mishap took place on Sunday morning, September 18, in the Qarghayi district of Laghman province in eastern Afghanistan.

In this incident, a large truck ran over a passenger car, according to Laghman traffic officials, who have also confirmed its occurrence.

The Kabul-Jalalabad highway, which connects the Afghan capital to the largest city in eastern Afghanistan, Jalalabad, the provincial capital of Nangarhar province, consists of curvy, narrow streets that pass by high cliffs and the Kabul River’s valley below.

The route between Jalalabad and Kabul is regarded as one of Afghanistan’s most dangerous highways due to the high number of traffic accidents.

The number of highway fatalities in Afghanistan daily is considerably increased to speeding, dangerous driving routes, careless drivers, and a lack of traffic signals.

Author

  • Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).