Negligence behind spate of accidents in Sharjah

Several road accidents leading to deaths and severe injuries were reported in the emirate this month, Sharjah Police said on Wednesday.



by

Afkar Ali Ahmed

Published: Thu 26 Aug 2010, 8:47 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 9:20 AM

A top official at Sharjah traffic police said the road accidents were mainly due to the negligence of the drivers, lack of attention, speeding, and entering the roads carelessly.

“The first accident took place on Wednesday on the first day of Ramadan when a Sudanese man was run over by a saloon car. The vehicle was coming from Al Khan towards Al Mina Road. As he was speeding and lacked attention, the driver failed to dodge the pedestrian crossing the road and crushed him. The accident caused severe injuries to the victim, who succumbed in the hospital,” the police official said.

On the fifth day of Ramadan — on August 15 — a Bangladeshi motorcyclist was seriously injured when a saloon coming from Industrial Area 5 towards Area 4, hit him on King Faisal Road. He was driving on the wrong side.

The accident was again caused due to the negligence and reckless driving by the victim.

On August 16, an Ethiopian woman was run over at 8pm by a woman motorist when she was jaywalking on King Abdul Aziz Road.

Police attributed the accident to a lack of attention and high speeding by the female motorist. On the same day, another accident took place at 11pm when an Iranian man was seriously injured.

The Iranian victim was walking along the highway when a speeding Emirati motorist, who was driving a 4WD from Industrial Area 4 towards the Sharjah Ring Road, hit a saloon. The 4WD overturned several times and landed on the Iranian, who was severely injured and is currently fighting for his life in the hospital.

On the seventh day of Ramadan — on August 17 — a motorist driving a 4WD was killed when the vehicle he was driving overturned several times. He was going from Al Khawaneej Bridge towards Maleha. The accident happened as his car swerved from the main road and hit another vehicle, which was parked on the sand. The driver died on the spot.

Sharjah Police have warned motorists against negligent driving and urged them to stick to the speed limit.

afkarali@khaleejtimes.com


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