Woman, baby die after speeding husband jumps red light in Ras Al Khaimah

Woman, baby die after speeding husband jumps red light in Ras Al Khaimah
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Ras Al Khaimah - The victim and her baby suffered gruesome injuries and fractures all over their bodies, mainly in the head.



An Egyptian woman and her baby daughter succumbed to fatal injuries they received after the car they were travelling in collided with another one at Al Rams Intersection in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah late on Monday.

Four other passengers, including her husband, two other kids, and the driver of the other car, sustained serious injuries and were shifted to the nearest hospital for treatment and medical care, according to police sources.

Brigadier Dr Mohammed Saeed Al Humaidi, director general of the central operations department, RAK police, on Tuesday said the 30-year-old woman, identified only as F.M.M., and her three-month baby, K.M.A., died on the spot.

"The victims were travelling in a car driven by the husband, 36-year-old M.A.A. He was trying to jump a red signal when a car, driven by 30-year-old Emirati national, N.A.H., unfortunately rammed into them though he tried hard to avoid collision."

The husband, along with his other two children, 7-year-old A.M., and 3-year-old Y.M., were seriously injured in the accident, according to Col Salem Rashid Rabea, Chief of Al Rams Police Station.

Initial enactment of the mishap show that it was blamed on the speeding husband who illegally tried to jump the red signal, he added. "The victim, her baby daughter, husband, husband, and two kids, were stuck in their totally damaged saloon car until the rescue teams and paramedics pulled them out, he elaborated.

The Central Operations Room of the Ras Al Khaimah Police, alerted of the mishap, dispatched traffic patrols, ambulances, paramedics and rescue teams to the site.

"The victim and her baby suffered gruesome injuries and fractures all over their bodies, mainly in the head, and bled excessively that they could not make it and instantly died whereas the husband, his two other kids, and the driver of the other car were seriously injured, and admitted to the hospital for treatment."

The accident file has been referred to the traffic prosecution for due legal procedures, he added. "All drivers need to be careful and attentive on the road, and reduce speed during late hours with low visibility for road users' safety and theirs."

Brigadier Dr Humaidi said the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah has seen several gruesome accidents where a number of drivers and passengers were killed. "Speeding and jumping red signals are atop the fatal reasons that leave deaths and serious injuries behind, let alone the big financial loss."
ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com


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