Woman Involved in Hit-and-Run Arrested

DUBAI - The emirate’s police tracked down and arrested the Iranian woman who allegedly sped away after her car knocked down a European who bled to death on November 18.


Amira Agarib

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Published: Thu 18 Dec 2008, 12:31 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 5:14 PM

According to the police, they received information that a European was hit by a car driven by an unidentified driver on the Tariq bin Ziyad Road in the direction of Al Maktoum Bridge.

He died on the way to the hospital.

The police officials who investigated the accident scene reported that the pedestrian was crossing the road around 1am without paying enough attention to the traffic.

He was thrown several metres away from the road after a speeding car hit him. The woman driver sped away without stopping.

Witness Account

An eyewitness told the police that it was a silver Hyundai car but he could not remember the registration number.

The police formed a team which searched for the cars with similar specifications but failed to trace the particular vehicle. The police then informed officials of other emirates and intensified checks at entry points.

Police Patrol

A police patrol in Ajman spotted a car parked in Al Naimyia area with dents in the bonnet and broken windshield. The car also conformed to the descriptions.

The police brought the car to the forensic laboratory of Dubai Police and the detailed examination revealed that it is the vehicle involved in the hit-and-run case. When the police called the car owner, he said he had sold it to an Iranian. On being confronted, the Iranian confessed that his daughter was involved in the accident.

The police arrested the woman last week.

She revealed that she was accompanied by two other Iranians when the accident took place.

She has been referred to the Dubai Public Prosecution on charges of causing the accident while her companions will face charges for not informing the police.


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