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A car crash in Jeddah on the day of Eid Al Adha which claimed the lives of two members of a family is being investigated. Photo for illustrative purposes only. Image Credit: Agency

Abu Dhabi: A car crash on the day of Eid Al Adha in Jeddah claimed two members of a family and injured a third, Saudi media reported.

The son of a Saudi man was driving the family vehicle when he crashed it into a wall. The accident claimed the lives of his 41-year-old mother and 19-year-old sister.


The father, Abdullah Al Ashri, appeared in a clip posted on social media, and said the accident took place on the first day of the holiday with his 18-year-old son driving on a dirt road off King Faisal Road which is the main artery of the neighbourhood.

Poor condition

The road had remained in a poor condition for more than 10 months with no lighting, barriers, or proper lanes to assist motorists and the matter was made worse by the presence of an ill-placed wall which citizens had reported more than once and most recently a couple of months ago. But nobody took any action against it.

He added complaints were submitted to the municipality by citizens living in the area to get the area properly lit, but they had fallen on deaf ears.

Mohammad Al Baqmi, media spokesperson for the Jeddah Municipality, told Al Watan that the secretariat regrets the painful incident and asks Almighty Allah that the dead be shrouded with His mercy. An investigation is underway.