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Car splits into 2 in RAK crash; one dead, 2 hurt

Car splits into 2 in RAK crash; one dead, 2 hurt

The impact of the terrible collision has cut one of the two saloon cars involved in the mishap whereas the other car was totally damaged in the accident.



By Ahmed Shaaban/senior Reporter

Published: Mon 22 Jun 2015, 2:08 AM

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

Ras Al Khaimah - A car collision killed one and injured two on the Rams-Shaml Road in Ras Al Khaimah late on Saturday.

The impact of the terrible collision has cut one of the two saloon cars involved in the mishap into two parts whereas the other car was totally damaged.

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

Colonel Ali Saeed Al Alkeem, director of the RAK traffic and patrols department, said the central operations room of the RAK Police has dispatched police patrols, rescue teams, and paramedics to the site when alerted of the dangerous collision. The dead man was identified as 17-year-old Jordanian, who was travelling with the 19-year-old Emirati youth, who caused the accident.

 “The driver of the first car, a 19-year-old Emirati, A.H.A., received serious injuries and fractures all over his body due to the impact of the accident while the 17-year-old Arab resident (Jordanian), identified as M.A.A., who was travelling in the car of the erring Emirati driver, was killed.”

“Both young men were rushed to the hospital for treatment and medical care.”

Colonel Alkeem said the 34-year-old driver of the other car, an Asian man, S.A.B., also received serious injuries and was shifted to the hospital for medical care.

 “The initial re-enactment of the accident showed that the mishap was blamed on the Emirati driver who lost control over the steering wheel, rammed into a lamp post, and veered off the road, and ran into to another car running in the other direction.”

The impact of the collision has broken up one of the two cars into two pieces, he said.

“The black Lexus car driven by the Emirati young man was the one cut into two parts,” he added, urging drivers to observe traffic rules and regulations.

Official statistics show that about 105 Emirati nationals were killed in traffic accidents over the period from 1999 to 2014, mainly due to speeding.

“Some 108 motorists were nabbed last year for exceeding 200km per hour whereas 2,257 tickets were issued against others for exceeding speed limit by 60km/ph.”

Col Alkeem said young people are blamed for most of the accidents recorded, because of speeding and ignoring speed limit.

“Inspection raids shall be intensified daily across the emirate to protect road users’ lives and crack down on reckless drivers.”

ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com


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