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25-year-old Emirati man killed in road accident

25-year-old Emirati man killed in road accident

The deceased did not leave safety space as due that he could not steer away from the truck ahead, an official said.



By Ahmed Shaaban (senior Reporter)

Published: Thu 18 Jun 2015, 4:35 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 2:49 PM


Col Ali Saeed Al Alkeem, director of the RAK traffic and patrols department

Ras Al Khaimah – A 25-year-old Emirati man, identified as F.N.G., was killed early on Thursday morning on the Saedi Road in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, according to a senior police officer.

Col Ali Saeed Al Alkeem, Director of the RAK Traffic and Patrols Department, said the Central Operations Room of the RAK Police was alerted of the mishap at 6.15am.

“The accident is blamed on the young Emirati man who rammed into the rear of a heavy truck driven by an Asian driver, identified as A.K.K., who was driving on the correct lane.”

The Emirati driver did not leave safety distance and he could not steer away from the truck ahead, he added.

“The victim sustained serious injuries and fractures all over his body, mainly in the head, let alone excessive internal and external bleeding that he could not make it and died on the spot.”

The police patrols, paramedics, rescue teams, and a national ambulance rushed to the site, but unfortunately the young man was already dead, Col Alkeem said. “The driver of the truck did not sustain any injuries, however.”

The corpse of the deceased was shifted to the morgue of the Saqr Hospital where his relatives received his body for burial. “The accident file was referred to the RAK Traffic Prosecution for due procedures.”

Urging motorists to observe traffic rules and regulations, Col Alkeem said ignoring safety distance was one of the main reasons behind many of the fatal road accidents reported recently.

“The deceased most likely slept on the wheel due to over exhaustion and lack of sleep because of driving for a long time. All drivers need to rest before driving for road users’ safety and theirs.”

ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com 


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