Ten injured in pile-up of six vehicles

RAS AL KHAIMAH - Ten people were on Monday night seriously injured after six vehicles crashed into each other on the Ras Al Khaimah-Dubai Road, near the RAK General Police Headquarters. However, three children aged between three and nine years, travelling in one of the cars, escaped unhurt.

By Sebugwaawo Ismail (Our staff reporter)

Published: Wed 19 Mar 2008, 8:34 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 6:47 PM

A source from the RAK Traffic and Licensing Police said the accident took place around 9.00pm when the vehicle driven by A.A, a 30-year-old Asian driver, was hit on the side by a vehicle driven by S.H.A., 27, also an Asian, while the former emerged on the main road from the side without paying attention to the traffic.

The source said the collision of the two vehicles sparked off a chain reaction as four other vehicles that were moving in the same lane rammed into each other.

He said that the drivers of the six vehicles and some of the occupants of the cars, including 60-year-old German M.F.S, his 65-year-old wife S.M, S.A.S, 40, Asian, C.M, 33, African, suffered major injuries. They were shifted to Saqr Government Hospital for treatment.

According to the official, the two vehicles that caused the accident were badly damaged. Their drivers would be referred to Public Prosecution and charged with reckless driving.

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