Youth killed in UAE crash; driver to pay Dh50,000 compensation

Ras Al Khaimah - The compensation amount is in addition to a blood money of Dh200,000.



(Reuters file photo)
(Reuters file photo)

By Staff Reporter

Published: Sun 31 Jan 2021, 2:46 PM

Last updated: Sun 31 Jan 2021, 2:52 PM

The Ras Al Khaimah Civil Court has ordered a Gulf citizen and his insurance company to pay Dh50,000 as compensation to the parents of an Asian youth who died in a road accident.

The RAK Public Prosecution had charged the driver with ignoring road signs and driving inattentively.

The RAK Traffic Court found him guilty of the charges and ordered him to pay a fine of Dh1,500, along with a blood money of Dh200,000.

The heirs of the deceased — his parents — approached the RAK Civil Court for compensation against the financial and moral loss they suffered after losing their only bread winner.

In his plea, the defence lawyer requested the court to drop the case on the grounds that the parents were already paid the blood money.

However, the court ruled that moral compensation is different from blood money. “The parents suffered a deep grief after losing their beloved son and that has to be compensated with Dh30,000.”

The court ordered the defendant to pay Dh20,000 as court charges and expenses that the deceased’s family incurred from filing the lawsuit.

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