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Car accident victim dies.

FOUR people have been killed in Bahrain as a result of road accidents in the space of a week.

The latest victim was Korean housewife Jeomsoon Shin, who died in hospital yesterday from severe head injuries she sustained in a car crash last week.

The incident took place on Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman Highway opposite Seef Mall at around 3pm on December 31.

Ms Shin was with her 43-year-old friend Y J Lee, who was driving, when a Toyota SUV reportedly crashed into the pair's Honda Accord.

Ms Shin suffered severe head injuries and underwent brain surgery at Salmaniya Medical Complex (SMC).

Ms Lee escaped the accident with minor injuries along with her two children; seven-year-old J H Yang and five-year-old J B Yang, who were also in the car.

"Ms Shin died as a result of serious brain damage," said Ms Shin's colleague Kih Kim.

"She was taken to the SMC in critical condition, while others with minor injuries.

"She underwent a brain surgery but her condition deteriorated and she died.

"Police are still investigating.

"We have already submitted documents to the embassy and preparing for the repatriation of Ms Shin's body."

Ms Shin's husband works for Korean Exchange Bank as a senior manager and she came to Bahrain a year ago.

It was the fourth death related to road accidents since the beginning of the New Year following the death of Bahraini Hamdi Ali, 25, on Sunday.

Mr Ali reportedly lost control of his car, which overturned several times before it came to a halt. His friend Basil Fadhel suffered a fractured neck and broken legs and arms during the accident, which happened near the King Hamad Highway when the pair were heading towards Alba from Sakhir.

Last Wednesday, Bahraini Sara Mubarak Abdulla Mubarak, 54, was killed when the car she was travelling in crashed into an oncoming police patrol jeep on Al Muaskar road, while an officer died after his motorcycle collided with a pick-up truck on a highway in Zallaq last Tuesday.

The 24-year-old Bahraini, identified as Waleed Sami Juma, was wearing his uniform but not on duty when the accident took place.

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Publication:Gulf Daily News (Manama, Bahrain)
Date:Jan 8, 2013
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