8 Jun 2007

PR# 2007-430

Four Afghans killed in vehicle collision with ISAF truck

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Four Afghan civilians were killed this afternoon at approximately 2:20 p.m. when the vehicle they were in collided with an ISAF military truck in Ghazni province.

ISAF personnel are reporting that a taxi with 11 people in it drove toward their convoy at a high rate of speed.  The driver of the taxi tried to slow down as he neared the convoy and lost control of his vehicle, crashing into the front of an ISAF military truck.

The remaining seven Afghans as well as two ISAF service members were injured in the accident.  Four Afghans and one ISAF service member were airlifted to an ISAF medical facility for further treatment.  The other three injured Afghans were transported to a local hospital and the second ISAF service member was treated at the scene for minor injuries. 

UPDATE: Man succumbs to injuries suffered in vehicle accident

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – One of the Afghans injured in yesterday’s vehicle accident in Ghazni province died today of his injuries.

The man died at an ISAF treatment facility while undergoing surgery.

The accident remains under investigation by military and civilian authorities.

Contact Information ISAF Public Affairs Office
Tel: +93 (0)799 51 1155 - Mobile: 0093 (0) 799 55 8291 pressoffice@hq.isaf.nato.int - www.nato.int/isaf/