21 People Killed in Tragic Bus Crash in Iran
TEHRAN, IRAN – September 18, 2018 (macon.com) An online news report from macon.com details a bus crash in Iran that killed at least 21 people September 17, 2018.*
The collision reportedly occurred on the evening of September 17 and involved a crash between a passenger bus and a tanker in central Iran, about 150 miles from Tehran. The bus was taking passengers from Tehran to Kerman, which is about 600 miles away. The bus overturned after the crash, and the two vehicles caught on fire.
At least 21 people died in the crash, and 20 more were injured and taken to local hospitals for treatment. It is not yet clear how the accident occurred. No additional information about the bus crash has been reported at this time.
Iran reportedly has one of the world’s worst records as far as traffic safety. Approximately 17,000 people are killed in traffic accidents in the country each year. Many reports attribute fatal accidents in Iran to a disregard for traffic laws, unsafe vehicles on the road, and inadequate emergency services.
However, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the United States has the highest rate of vehicle crash deaths among high-income countries in the world. The fatal crash rates in the U.S. are highest when measured both by population (10.3 deaths per every 100,000 people) and by registered vehicles ( 1.24 deaths per every 10,000 registered vehicles). The U.S. also has the fifth-highest rate of motor vehicle deaths based on miles traveled (1.10 deaths per every 100 million miles traveled).
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