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4 Killed in Dubai Road Accidents

Amira Agarib / 14 June 2009

DUBAI — Four people were killed in two separate road accidents in Dubai 
on Saturday. In the first incident, three people were killed on the spot when a speeding car lost control and hit them while they were attending to a vehicle which had broken down on the Business Bay Bridge at around 6am on Saturday.

Salah Bu Farousha Al Falasi, Head of Dubai Traffic Prosecution said the Mazda car of an Indian national had developed a snag on the bridge and two people of a pick-up truck had stopped by to assist him.

The three men were standing by the roadside when a Nissan Tida, driven by a Syrian national lost control and deviated from the left lane to the right, hit a road barrier and the pick-up before crashing into the three men.

The one crushed by the car was the Indian national and the other two fell off the bridge.

The weekend also saw other accidents with reports of one death and three sustaining injuries in different areas of Dubai.

The first accident took place on Friday on Al Khor Road when a motorist, allegedly under the influence of alcohol, lost control and hit a Bangladeshi national riding a motorbike. The motorcyclist died on the spot.

In another accident in the Al Qusais area an Indian motorist, suspected to have consumed alcohol lost control of his car and hit another Indian who was crossing the road. The pedestrian sustained severe injuries.

On early morning Friday on Al Wasl Road, a speeding car hit an Arab women. She sustained severe injuries.

The officer said the public prosecutors had taken a blood specimen of the Syrian driver who caused the accident on the Business Bay area to check if he driving under influence of alcohol.

The total number of accidents recorded in Dubai since the beginning of the current year reached 265 which resulting in 35 deaths, 32 severe injuries, 114 moderate injuries and 97 minor  injuries.

amira@khaleejtimes.com

 
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