School blamed for girl’s bike mishap

SHARJAH — The relatives of a Grade 11 schoolgirl who was injured in a motorbike accident during her school’s Open Day event on Thursday last have blamed school authorities for the mishap.



By Mohsen Rashid

Published: Tue 10 Apr 2007, 8:55 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 1:38 AM

The girl’s brother has lodged a complaint with the Al Hera police station against the Sharjah-based school, accusing it of of negligence, which he says, led to the accident.

The girl, H.M, was trying to ride a motorbike inside the school, as part of the activities allowed by the school management on the day. The bike overturned and fell on the girl, rendering her unconscious.

The student was taken to Al Qasimi hospital in Sharjah, where the scans revealed internal bleeding in her head. She was operated on Thursday evening. She had to undergo yet another operation the next day, on Friday.

The Minister of Education, Dr Hanif Hassan, on Sunday called the hospital to enquire about the girl’s condition and the acting under-secretary of the Ministry of Education, Mohammed bin Hendi, visited the girl along with other officials.

On its part, the Sharjah Education Zone has denied any knowledge of the Open Day. The Zone has asked the school to submit a detailed report on the incident.

Meanwhile, when contacted, Moza Al Ghafli, Principal of the school, denied that the mishap was a result of carelessness on part of the school. Moza said the motorcycles that the girl was trying to drive was meant for women teachers, and not for students.

She also said all the activities on the Open Day were planned well in advance.


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