Man Dies as Car Rams into Truck

RAS AL KHAIMAH — A 22-year-old Emirati man died on the spot on Tuesday morning when his car crashed into a truck on Emirates Road in 
Ras Al Khaimah.

By Sebugwaawo Ismail

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Published: Wed 19 Aug 2009, 11:34 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 9:23 AM

A senior officer of the Traffic and Licensing Department in Ras Al Khaimah said the victim’s car, which was on a high speed, swerved out of its lane and rammed into the truck from behind. Both the vehicles were heading in the same direction. The truck driver was not injured.

Police shifted the body of the Emirati to Saqr Hospital.

According to the Traffic and Licensing Department, 52 people have died in road accidents in Ras Al Khaimah alone since the beginning of 2009; this includes 21 UAE nationals and 31 expats.

Meanwhile, the police have appealed to motorists to take extra care while on the roads, especially as they head home to break their fast during themonth of Ramadan.

Colonel Hassan Al Jeeda, Chief of the Traffic Section at the Traffic and Licensing Department, said during the rush hour in Ramadan from 5pm to 6pm, roads become more dangerous with drivers eager to get home in time for iftar and the evening prayers. “Many motorists drive at high speed during this time, paying less attention to the rules of the road and, thereby, causing accidents.”

He stressed that as part of Ras Al Khaimah Police’s efforts to ensure the safety of road users during the month of Ramadan, the Traffic Police would be conducting extra patrols on the busy streets and near shopping malls that are frequently visited by many people during Ramadan.

ismail@khaleejtimes.com



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